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The characters are very interesting and engaging and the plot is so clever you gotta love it.
The book was a very slow read for me...in fact I haven't finished it yet because I'm just not interested in the ending.
The plot was too choppy, and the characters in the story did not seem as credible as in his past works.
McEwan allows himself a bit of playfulness. A fine story that showcases the authors talent. Part historical novel, laced with intrigue, love, intense emotion, and betrayal that... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Alan Pratt
What keeps you interested is his approach to a story, never predictable, always keeps you on your toes and interested.Published 10 days ago by dianna
Fascinating plot - story improved as it went along. Quirky ending - like most of McEwan's books. Put it down halfway through, but decided to try reading it further and was glad I... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Virginia Lawton
Loved it! A bit cumbersome in the middle, but beautifully written and simply fascinating. If you can handle a challenging read, this one is perfect!Published 16 days ago by David P. Begg
Always intelligent but this time not so believable nor gripping. The first half was better the second half a bit like Gone Girl.Published 17 days ago by jessie koren
The story is in the first person by a Serena Frome (rhymes with plume) telling the story of her work with MI5 40 years earlier. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Uncle Goose
I tried and tried but could not get into this book. I thought it was really boring.Published 1 month ago by Rebecca E
Sorry but I can't say this was a favorite of mine. Had to read this book for bookclub. Maybe after our group discussion I will change my mind.Published 1 month ago by Jennifer D. Brown
While not my favorite McEwan story, it is still tightly-woven and succinct in all of its endeavors. This is no LeCarre spy novel, but then you're probably not looking for that if... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. A. Royan