It is 1939. Eva Delectorskaya is a beautiful 28-year-old Russian émigrée living in Paris. As war breaks out she is recruited for the British Secret Service by Lucas Romer, a mysterious Englishman, and under his tutelage she learns to become the perfect spy, to mask her emotions and trust no one, including those she loves most. Since the war, Eva has carefully rebuilt her life as a typically English wife and mother. But once a spy, always a spy. Now she must complete one final assignment, and this time Eva can't do it alone: she needs her daughter's help.
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This is one of the best books I've ever read. As I read, I felt like I was in a film, observing the characters, following them through their lives. The only reason it doesn't get five stars is that the ending felt a little rushed, a little pat, a little disappointing. I wanted a dénouement to fit the pace and intrigue of the story. I suppose you could argue that it was an ending true to life. The main story takes place in extraordinary times, the surrounding story in less extraordinary times. And maybe because I enjoyed the book so much, I was reluctant for it to end. I would have preferred something more satisfying at the end, though, when all's said and done.
Review: RestlessUser Review - Robert - Goodreads
Restless by British novelist William Boyd is splendid tale of two tales woven together in which a cagey, adventuresome elderly mother uses her equally intelligent and strong-willed daughter to exact ... Read full review