William Boyd – Restless

When Ruth finds out that her mom’s name is not Sally Gilmartin but Eva Delectorskaya, and that she was a British spy in WWI, she is obviously shocked. Why did her mother waited so long to tell her, and why now? Why is her mom behaving so weirdly, like she’s paranoid? Are there really ex-spies that are trying to kill her? While Eva tells her daughter, and us, about her life as a spy, Ruth also finds herself confronting her own past and choices. Eva’s story is gripping and she’s an extremely charming, brave and intelligent character. This is a book for all of William Boyd’s lovers.