The Spy Game Paperback
On a freezing January morning in 1961, eight-year-old Anna's mother disappears into the fog.
That same morning, a spy case breaks in the news. Obsessed by stories of espionage, Anna's brother Peter begins to construct a theory that their mother, a refugee from eastern Germany, was an undercover spy and might even still be alive.
As life returns to normal, Anna struggles to sort fact from fantasy.
Did her mother have a secret life? And how do you know who a person was once she is dead?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 01/03/2010
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781408801000
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Review by mancmilhist
Promises to be a great story. At the same time as the capture of a sleeper spy ring in the UK in the 1960s, a german born mother who disappears leaving her children believing she was a spy too. <br/><br/>The story moves to the present day with her now 50 year old daughter travelling Eastern Europe to pick up clues to her mothers previous life. <br/><br/>Although I loved the prose style in this but found the ending rather flat and disappointing.