The Moroccan Girls by Charles Cummings
Published: February 12, 2019
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Genres: mystery, thriller
Rating: 2.5 stars
Recommend to fans of: spy novels set in Europe
Foodie Vibes: coffee at an outdoor cafe and people watching
Kit Carradine is the successful author of several best-selling novels. When he is approached by MI6 and asked to carry out a simple task on behalf of his country while attending a literary festival in Morocco, he jumps at the chance.
But all is not as it seems. Carradine soon finds himself on the trail of Lara Bartok, a leading figure in Resurrection, a violent revolutionary movement targeting prominent right-wing political figures around the world. Caught between competing intelligence services who want Bartok dead, Carradine faces a choice: to abandon Bartok to her fate or to risk everything trying to save her.
Thank you to NetGalley, St. Martin’s Press and Charles Cummings for an ARC ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me.
I needed up DNFing this book about halfway through, because honestly I was bored …. Which is not something you want in a spy thriller.
- The premise of using a novelist who writes thrillers, as a spy
- The overall atmosphere of sitting outside in a European country waiting for the action to happen
- The cover – GORGEOUS!
- Boring! For a spy thriller, there wasn’t much action happening. Granted, I ended up DNFing it at 50% of the way through, but this genre should capture my attention way before that.
- I had more to say about the book. Nothing was bad per say, but nothing was great either.
Overall, not the book for me. Maybe I’m the only one that feels this way, but these are my thoughts on the book. I did learn that I’m not as big of a spy thriller fan as I originally thought. So maybe that had something to do with my opinions on the book. Who knows?
How long do you wait before you DNF a book?
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