Thank you so much to the team at Midas PR and Head of Zeus for my gifted limited edition proof. I was asked to give my free honest review of The Cover Wife for the book tour campaign. All my reviews are emotional based and I love to share how the book made me feel and what my takeaway was from the read.
The Cover Wife Book Review by Kelly Lacey
I believe the opening chapter of The Cover Wife by Dan Fesperman is one of the most beautiful texts I have ever read. Every one of my senses was indulged. It literally took my breath away. I had to stop, breathe and a mantra of WOW WOW WOW was going around in my head.
Set in 1999 we meet Claire Saylor who is a spy and she receives a very special undercover mission. We follow her as she goes through the motions of that task. In addition, we have the point of view of Mahmoud a Moroccon émigré who is recently become involved with a group of radicals.
How will there two paths cross and what will be the consequences? That is the root of the story and if like me you enjoy a delicious slow unfolding read then I recommend adding The Cover Wife to your Amazon basket or wish list today.
Fesperman works effortlessly to mould fact into fiction. The writing is extremely clever but not in a way that makes it difficult to read. Even with the different names of the men from the mosque, I thought I would get muddled but I didn’t. They were so well written with their own identities.
I feel like this book was an experience with a lot of takeaways. Seeing different points of view. Making some of the characters more accessible and real with learning the backstory of what lead them to commit such heinous acts. Understanding the spy world and what goes into it.
I really loved it from start to finish, I was only disappointed that it ended. When I read Safe Houses I went and bought Dan’s other books. I haven’t read them and I am ashamed. I will definitely be moving them to the top of the TBR.
Normally here I would put if you love such and such you will enjoy The Cover Wife. But I can’t, Dan Fesperman needs no comparison he is in a league of his own.
If you are looking for a book to take you on an unforgettable journey then pick up The Cover Wife today!
Paris, October 1999. CIA agent Claire Saylor’s career has stalled, thanks to unorthodox behaviour in her past. So when she’s told she’ll be going undercover in Hamburg to pose as the wife of an academic who has published a controversial interpretation of the Quran’s promise to martyrs, she assumes the job is a punishment. But when she discovers her team leader is Paul Bridger, another Agency maverick, she realizes there may be more to this mission than meets the eye – and not just for professional reasons.
Meanwhile, Mahmoud, a recent Moroccan émigré in Hamburg, has become involved with a group of radicals at his local mosque. The deeper he’s drawn into the group, the more he is torn between his obligations to them and his feelings toward a beautiful westernized Muslim woman.
As Claire learns the truth about her mission, and Mahmoud grows closer to the radicals, their paths are on a collision course that could have disastrous repercussions far beyond the CIA.
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