Monday 2 January 2012

Review - A Spy At Home by Joseph Rinaldo

A Spy at HomeA Spy at Home by Joseph Rinaldo

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I usually use the blurb from Goodreads but I believe it contains a big spoiler so I won't and have spoken to the author to have it changed. Garrison is a retired CIA agent trying to find his place at home with his wife and adult dependant son. After being gone more often than not he has missed a huge chunk of Noah's life and the challenges Louisa has had to deal with. When tragedy strikes Garrison must find a way to step up to the mark and take care of all of Noah's needs.

The story gives us some insight into the person Garrison is through his CIA stories, his memories of his early days with his wife and how they met, their relationship over the years and his acceptance and love of his son and the obsticles they face together. The CIA keeps popping up despite Garrison being retired which links in with the CIA side of the story.

The CIA part was fine (it dragged a bit as I was more interested in the family side of it) however for me the story was about the love for Noah and their relationship, Garrison and Louisa's relationship and their life together. There are a few twists in the book that I didn't see coming and blew me away and how Garrison attempts to cope with it.

The book is written almost in diary form, Garrison is writing down his memories of how he sees things and his life over time until present day.

There are a few sides to this story and I think there is something for everyone in this book. I really liked it, found it pretty easy to read and Noah's story is on ethat just touches your heart. 4/5 for me and you can buy this on amazon for only £1.43

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  1. Thanks so much, Lorraine, for the great review. I appreciate your comments and suggestions.


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