Friday, April 18, 2014

Book Review: Almost Home


cover image of Almost Home by Pam Jenoff

by Pam Jenoff

From bestselling author and Quill award nominee Pam Jenoff comes a rich, ambitious, and startling novel about a woman who must face a past she'd rather forget in order to uncover a dangerous legacy that threatens her future.

Ten years ago, American Jordan Weiss's idyllic experience as a graduate student and coxswain at Cambridge was shattered when her boyfriend and fellow crewmember, Jared Short, drowned in the River Cam the night before the biggest race of the year. Since that time, Jordan, a State Department intelligence officer, has traveled the world on dangerous assignments but has managed to avoid returning to face her painful memories in England. When her terminally ill friend Sarah asks her to come to London, though, Jordan finds herself requesting a transfer to the one place she swore she'd never go again.


My Review:  WOW!  This was a very fast paced spy novel that I could not put down!  While it's not a short book, it was a quick read for me, as I was intrigued and kept turning pages!  The main character, Jordan, is haunted by the death of Jared.  The author flips between two time frames.  One being Jordan's current life as she adjusts to her move back to England and that of her college days spent with Jared.  I loved this book and want to read more by Pam Jenoff.
 
Have you read any of this author's works?  Which ones?
 
 
;-)  -Marci

4 comments:

  1. No I don't think I read her books but this one does sound very good.
    Merle............

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  2. Marci, I have been looking for something new to read, and this sounds like it would be very interesting! I like that part of it is set in England. Thank you for sharing your review with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! :)

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  3. sounds like a great book :) I will have to get this for hubby, he loves fast paced novels (short attention span lol).

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  4. This sounds like a fun read for the summer, adventure...intrigue...mystery! Thanks for sharing at my Creative Ways Link Party.
    Blessings,
    Nici

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