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Never trust anyoneThree decades later the secrets of Sally’s past still haunt her Someone is trying to kill her and at last she has decided to trust Ruth with her story Ruth meanwhile is struggling to make sense of her own life as a young single mother with an unfinished graduate degree and escalating dependence on alcohol She is drawn deeper and deeper into the astonishing events of her mother’s past the mysterious death of Eva’s beloved brother her. I ve just posted all the William Boyd books on my bookshelf I started reading him about five years ago Armadillo set in London

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“I am Eva Delectorskaya” Sally Gilmartin announces and so on a warm summer afternoon in her daughter Ruth learns that everything she ever knew about her mother was a carefully constructed lie Sally Gilmartin is a respectable English widow living in picturesue Cotswold village Eva Delectorskaya was a rigorously trained World War II spy a woman who carried fake passports and retreated to secret safe houses a woman taught to lie and deceive and above all to. i just about stayed with this to the end but for a good writer like william boyd i found it underwhelmingthe characters are v

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Work in New York City manipulating the press in order to shift public sentiment toward American involvement in the war and her dangerous romantic entanglement Now Sally wants to find the man who recruited her for the secret service and she needs Ruth’s help Restless is a brilliant espionage book and a vivid portrait of the life of a female spy Full of tension and drama and based on a remarkable chapter of Anglo American history this is fiction at its fines. William Boyd born 1952 is a Scottish novelist and screenwriter In 1983 he was one of the 20 Best of Young British Novelist


10 thoughts on “Restless

  1. says:

    This is a compelling smart and literate thriller It is both a page turner and a profound meditation on identity on what we think we know about others and ourselves The flashback sections were definitely the strength of the book but all in al

  2. says:

    William Boyd goes all John John le Carré and has written a pretty good spy thriller that felt like reading a movie with it's fast paced tense narrative and moments that were utterly grippingCentral to the story i

  3. says:

    i just about stayed with this to the end but for a good writer like william boyd i found it underwhelmingthe characters are very thin and a lot of them pointless the plot creaks like a House of Horror film door and

  4. says:

    I've just posted all the William Boyd books on my bookshelf I started reading him about five years ago Armadillo set in London and over time I occasionally bought and read others Lately after I read Brazzaville Beach I realised with surprise that I had now read all nine of his novels and that's all until he writes anotherHe creates wonderful characters in rich geographical settings and plots often told within a twentieth century historic

  5. says:

    Restless by Wlliam Boyd is a very enjoyable WWII Spy Story and as you'd expect from Boyd brilliantly written It's such a nice change to see the two main characters in a spy story being females mother Sally and daughter Ruth I loved both of these charactersThe story is set in the 1970s with WWII flashbacks the spy bits for

  6. says:

    Tag me as a Boyd fan There aren't many male writers who can genuinely pull off the voice of a woman but in his case he did that twice Here we have a young ish single mother who works as a language tutor to profes

  7. says:

    I read this because I enjoyed Any Human Heart so much; I don't normally read tales of wartime espionage Nevertheless I enjoyed itThe story alternates between the wartime life of Eva recruited as a spy and 30 years later when she tells her adult daughter about it There are also subplots relating to the daughter's

  8. says:

    A rare spy novel I saw recommended and recommend myself for its well drawn fascinating female protagonist Eva and her daughter Ruth the other major character Chapters move between the two women's POVs two different time periods early WWII and the 1970s and two general locations US in the 1940s and England in the 1970sCerebral yet gripping and humane Highly recommended The biggest surprise is that this book is not better known a

  9. says:

    William Boyd born 1952 is a Scottish novelist and screenwriter In 1983 he was one of the 20 ‘Best of Young British Novelist’ in

  10. says:

    35 stars reallyFairly competent world war two spy thriller which goes along at a good pace without taxing the brain too much not a bad thing as I'm also immersed in Proust and Gass at the moment Set in 1976 with flashbacks to 19401941 The central characters are Sally and her daughter Ruth Sally decides to let Ruth knowab