Sunday, 23 June 2013
The Observer calls it 'thriller of the year.'
AN Wilson, believe it or not, calls it a 'five-star suspense story' and Sophie Hannah reckoned it was 'a near masterpiece.'
Mrs Miniver's Daughter will go out on a limb and say this is the most tedious load of old drivel she has read all year. Tesco-lit for the ladies' book group market. (Of course, that's why I was unenthusiastically reading it in the first place.)
I am now reading John le Carré with great relief; elegant and, as ever, utterly gripping from the first page.