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Restless by William Boyd
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Jul 12, 10

Read from July 04 to 12, 2010

I wasn't entirely sure whether to give this book 4 stars or 5, but considering I was constantly wanting to read it to find out what happened next, I decided that warranted 5 stars.

We're introduced to the character of Ruth who learns rather suddenly that her Mother's past is not all that it seems. The book then alternates the story from the current 1979 view of Ruth with the 1939 - 1942 viewpoint of her Mother, and the impact on the characters as it all unravels.

The book was well written and the characters were interesting - some more likeable than others. The spy element was well executed and had enough mystery and drama to keep me excited about the storyline.

Slight criticism would be I wasn't overly sure about the choice of ending plots (in that I wasn't sure about the necessity of the odd thing) but it created a good closure and was a sensible ending, and didn't detract from how good the book was.

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