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PERFECT HUSBAND. PERFECT FATHER. PERFECT LIAR?
Vivian Miller is a CIA analyst assigned to uncover Russian sleeper cells in the USA. After accessing the computer of a potential Russian spy, she stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents living in her own country. Five seemingly normal people living in plain sight.
A few clicks later, everything that matters to Vivian is threatened - her job, her husband, even her four children . . .
Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she's facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, who can she trust?
Will her next move be the right one?
Need to Know is really tense with plenty of action and I was drawn in to it straight away. From the very beginning, I wanted to know what had happened and every line made me want to read on.
I thought the characters and development of Viv and Matt fitted the book perfectly. I never felt that I truly knew them but this helped with the theme of not knowing who to trust and added an extra edge of tension.
I audibly gasped at almost all of the twists, especially the really big twists and shocks towards the end. As more and more was revealed about the past and the present, things started to click into place and I was really involved in the book. Any time I actually managed to put the book down for a few minutes, I found myself thinking about the plot and characters and wondering what was going to happen next!
The book is well-paced and balanced perfectly. It's not too fast or too slow and I think that the pace speeds up and slows down in all the right places.
The ending gave me lots to think about. Who can you really trust? Do you ever truly know someone? What would you do if you found out that someone is not who you thought they were at all? Need to Know makes you re-evaluate everything and is very thought-provoking. A little sinister even. It is extremely tense and engaging with twists and secrets at every turn. A thrilling and gripping debut!
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About the Author
Karen Cleveland spent eight years as a CIA analyst, focusing on counter-terrorism 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.
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