Digital Reads Reviews

This post contains affiliate links for products and services I recommend. If you make a purchase through those links, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you.

I am going to say this, I have to say this, I am forced to say this screaming out loud

The book was nothing but adrenaline filled pages of action!!

I read the book from midnight to 3 am with fear and panic coursing through my veins, my heart in my mouth. Absolutely petrified for the main character. Imagining the words brought out a new wave of rush and excitement. Everything was felt so deeply in the darkness of the night.

Vivian was a senior level CIA analyst coding new algorithms to find out the Russian sleeper cells. While using a software to peruse the computer of one such handler, Yury, she came across a folder with pictures of 5 agents, and looking at them destroyed everything she knew as her truth – ONE OF THEM WAS HER HUSBAND!!

The entire book was a roller coaster which took deep turns in its plot. Every time the twist occurred, I thought I was in the abyss, one from which I would never surface. Viv wanted to protect her children and family, deleted the file, but it was still on the CIA server. The Russians via her husband Matt, gave her a pen drive to switch the server back, deleting the file permanently, and doing that caused her to become a pawn playing for the Russians and committing treason. Would she ever get out of this vicious cycle?

I loved the way the author Karen Cleveland portrayed Viv, a mother and a wife, wanting the best for her family, being pushed to such despair that she didn’t know whom to believe. Could she really trust her Russian spy husband? I couldn’t and I didn’t!!

After the doozies I had read in the beginning of the month, I needed a WOWZA, and this book gave me, my love for books, back. There might have been many niggles, such a story always has. But I just wanted to coast the pages at a jetting speed, shutting the analysis part of my brain, leaving the rest to enjoy the bliss that came from pure terror and action!!

Whew!! A fab midnight read!!

I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Random House Transworld, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!

All my reviews can be found here

Do you love such midnight reads of pure adrenaline?

Karen Cleveland spent eight years as a CIA analyst, focusing on counterterrorism and working briefly on rotation to the FBI. She has master’s degrees from Trinity College Dublin and Harvard University. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two young sons.

Married for ten years. Four children. She thought she knew her husband better than anyone.
She was wrong.

You get to work. Make a coffee. Turn on your computer.

Your task: break into a Russian criminal’s laptop and find proof that he’s concealing five deep-cover agents – seemingly normal people living in plain sight.

You’re in. Five faces stare back at you.

One of them is your husband.

Publication Date: 7th February 2019

Publisher: Random House, Transworld

46 Responses

  1. Your review makes me want to drop out of sight and read this right now. I wish I had your super reader brain and could absorb 300 pages in 3 hours!

        1. Hahaha… Random house has this on wish for it… Hence I wished… No idea if they would gift me. They might… As book has a lot of negative reviews… 🤷🏻‍♀️

  2. Wonderful review Shalini. So glad you loved this book! I am not a big spy thriller lover, but you sure made this one sound like I should give this genre another try.

Have you read this? Do you have it in your TBR? Let's chat

New Giveaway coming soon

Stay tuned.  

Want a site to buy new books In perfect condition in India?

CURATED PEGASUS

Genuine herbal products, oils and soaps, get it from 

ALOE VEDA

I have tried their products since the past 7 years, and I completely recommend them.

Pre-made book covers and trailers

This is an affiliate link

VBD COVERS

Click here

Destiny is super sweet and professional and with just a mail you would get the cover you want. 

Digital Reads Media/ Reviews blog is featured on 

KINDLEPRENEUR

New Books Alert

Click on the cover

wild and country
November 22, 2022
legend and country
January 18, 2023

Authors, if you would like to have your books mentioned in my newsletter and post, kindly contact me here.

If, after subscribing to my newsletter, you would like to put your books for review, then the link is here

Send me the details of your book so that I could have them on the sidebar and in my newsletter

Subscribe to my Newsletter

READERS

  • Get my interesting posts directly into your inbox
  • New releases and books on sale along with giveaways
  • Book Tours and Review options
  • Monthly random giveaways
  • August – September giveaway – Amazon GC$5 for 2 winners

AUTHORS

If you want your books/sales promoted, subscribe to my NL

Before you go, subscribe to the newsletter

August – September giveaway – 2 Amazon GC$5

%d bloggers like this: