A few books to add to the Reading Challenge I set for 2018. I aimed to read 104 books during the year but only managed 75. It is still a few more books than the previous year. I am not sure what my Reading Challenge will be for 2019. I will need to get some inspiration from some other blogs.
I enjoyed all of these books except The Hypnotist’s Love Story and my favourite was Breaking Cover by Stella Rimington.
“A new cold war is coming, and Liz Carlyle is about to find herself on very thin ice. Still reeling from the loss of the man she loved in a botched antiterrorist operation in Paris, Carlyle has been posted to MI5’s counter-espionage desk, where her bosses hope the relative quiet might give her the chance to find her feet again.
However, they hadn’t counted on the aftershocks of Russia’s incursions into Crimea and President Putin’s determination to silence those who would oppose him, wherever they may be living in the world. As a result, Liz soon finds herself on the hunt for a Russian spy on British soil–a spy whose intentions are unknown, and whose presence is a threat not only to Russian dissidents living in England but also to the security of the nation itself. And with MI5 and MI6 coming under painful public scrutiny in the post-Edward Snowden world, for Liz and her team, security is something that is beginning to feel increasingly remote.”
Plenty of action and twists to the plot.
The Hypnotist’s Love Story was just not my cup of tea. I read the first five chapters and then skipped to the last two chapters as the book seemed to be going nowhere fast. I have enjoyed the other Moriarty books but not this one.