Today is my stop on the blog tour for A Beautiful Spy by Rachel Hore, Thank you to Anne at random things yours for organising it and inviting me to take part & thank you to the publisher for my copy.
Synopsis: Minnie Gray is an ordinary young woman.
She is also a spy for the British government.
It all began in the summer of 1928…
Minnie is supposed to find a nice man, get married and have children. The problem is it doesn’t appeal to her at all. She is working as a secretary, but longs to make a difference.
Then, one day, she gets her chance. She is recruited by the British government as a spy. Under strict instructions not to tell anyone, not even her family, she moves to London and begins her mission – to infiltrate the Communist movement.
She soon gains the trust of important leaders. But as she grows more and more entangled in the workings of the movement, her job becomes increasingly dangerous. Leading a double life is starting to take its toll on her relationships and, feeling more isolated than ever, she starts to wonder how this is all going to end. The Russians are notorious for ruthlessly disposing of people given the slightest suspicion.
What if they find out?
Full of suspense, courage and love, A Beautiful Spy is a stunningly written story about resisting the norm and following your dreams, even if they come with sacrifices
My Rating: 🐧🐧🐧🐧
My Thoughts: Minnie is in her twenties, working as a typist and belong to support her mother and young siblings, but she’s bored and wants more with her life.
People are telling her she should settle down, get herself a husband and have children, but she doesn’t want that, at least not yet. she wants to do something that will make a difference.
When she’s approached by someone from the government asking if she would like a job with them doing some secret undercover work, thinking this is the break she’s been waiting for she jumps at the chance!
Unfortunately for her it’s not at all what she was expecting and she starts second guessing her decision, can she get out before it’s too late?
This book wasn’t at all what I was expecting, it was so good, I thoroughly enjoyed it, at times I wanted more from the story, I wanted a little more depth – but at the end of the story I learnt that it’s based on a true story with explains why some parts weren’t embellished more.
If you’re a fan of spy stories and historical fiction then I can highly recommend this one. it was a joy to read