In the midst of the cold war, the CIA’s finest and most fatal female agent, Diana Riley, vanishes. Kidnapped by the KGB and taken to the backcountry of North Carolina, she and her team of unsavory partners are forced to undergo illegal experimentation.
But, when the experiments leave them horribly deformed and unable to reenter society without someone crying monster, the previously glamorous and high-maintenance spies must escape KGB captivity and avoid recapture at the hands of Nikola, a ruthless KGB agent with an intense and well-justified grudge against her former flame.
I choose this book by mistake. I thought, I don’t even know why, that there was a romance involved in the story, but what a magnificent mistake to make, It was an amazing book. I loved it.
It is under the historical genre in the publisher, but I get a bigger paranormal influence than historical from it. I also think the mystery was an important element, and certainly something I enjoyed a lot about it. The plot was fantastic, it is full of twists. It was very exciting. The book description made me believe it was going to be center only on Diana, and maybe that’s what made me think there was romance involved ,because it also mention her former flame, Nikola. But it wasn’t only about her, the story was told from several points of view, what I found that really interesting and made it easier to know all of the characters.
It was almost impossible to choose a favorite character. Every single one of them had an interesting story to tell. I particularly liked the fact that none of them was perfect. There wasn’t good guys and bad guys, just individuals trying to survive under a very difficult situation.
I did have some issues about it, mostly related to the fact that sometimes, especially at the beginning, it was hard to tell when the story had gone to tell us something from the past and then get back to the present. After I advance a little in the book, it got easier to tell. It was bothersome at first, but nothing that made me enjoy the book any less.
Overall it was an amazing book. I loved it. This is, obviously, the first book from the author that I read, since is a debut novel, but I’m definitely going to keep an eye on this new author after this great first experience.
*ARC provided by NineStar Press through NetGalley in exchange of an honest review