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The New Girl

(Gabriel Allon #19)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  20,909 ratings  ·  1,769 reviews
Niemand weet wie ze is: het mooie meisje dat elke dag op een exclusieve privéschool in Zwitserland wordt afgezet door een zwaarbeveiligde autocolonne, alsof ze een staatshoofd is. Ze zou de dochter zijn van een rijke internationale businessman. Maar dat is ze niet, haar vader is de verafschuwde kroonprins van Saoedi-Arabië. Hij staat onder vuur voor zijn rol in de moord op ...more
Kindle Edition, 496 pages
Published July 16th 2019 by Harper Collins Publishers
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Morgan It can be read as a stand alone but I'm pretty sure you will want to go back and read them all after this one. I started with "The Rembrandt Affair" i…moreIt can be read as a stand alone but I'm pretty sure you will want to go back and read them all after this one. I started with "The Rembrandt Affair" in 2011 and went back to the beginning - now reading "The New Girl"(less)
Patricia Keefe I read the actual book this time and it was worth it. If I find I don't like an audio book but I like the author, I switch to a library book. Maybe yo…moreI read the actual book this time and it was worth it. If I find I don't like an audio book but I like the author, I switch to a library book. Maybe you should pick up a copy and try just reading it. I love Gabriel Allon books and this one has lots of twists and turns.(less)

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Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
A spectacularly lackluster effort by one of my usually reliable and favorite authors. Not this time. 3 of 10 stars
Lynn Horton
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is somewhere between a 4- and 5-star book for me, but since Silva has proven that, for the 19th time, he's my favorite author, I'm going with 5.

The New Girl is vintage Silva: rapid-fire pacing, shifting locations, international intrigue, clearly defined characters, and crisp dialogue. I love everything about his writing and construction, and think Gabriel Allon is one of the best (if not THE best) protagonists out there. I relate to Allon in a way that I don't a Jack Reacher (Lee Chid) or a
Amy Peck
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Why can’t I read slower?

Whenever I’m about to start reading the newest Gabriel Allon book from Daniel Silva, I always tell myself to read it slowly. Let the enjoyment that will overcome me when reading it last a little longer. Yep, I tell myself that every time. And every time I am able to go slowly at first but the more I read, the more involved I become with Gabriel and Ciara and Keller and Mikhail and Eli and Ari and Seymour with his wife’s earnest yet horrendous cooking. So the faster I read
Elyse  Walters
Library overdrive...Audiobook... narrated by George Guidall

I don’t think Daniel Silva is an author for me. I had considered reading him once before - got hold of a library book- can’t remember which one - but tossed it aside very early into it.
Another reader at that time told me, “you’ve got to find the ‘right’ Daniel Silva book...
So....remembering that advice, along with this new recommendation (from a friend I adore and respect), I thought I’d try this one.

A 12 year old was the ‘new girl’ i
L.A. Starks
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Silva consistently writes at a high, professional level and this thriller hits the mark again.

Because the author is willing to dig, research, plot, and then engage on the subject of complex global politics, readers will come away satisfied at having learned as well as having been entertained.

Moreover, Silva keeps the series fresh with new characters in addition to familiar ones.

The minor points---I'm so weary (editors? publishers?) of "Girl" in every new book title. It's already such an old thin
Anne Bogel
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is my second-ever Daniel Silva book and I'm glad I found him. I love a good spy thriller—they're perfect poolside reading—and this one has much to recommend itself: tight pacing, an intriguing setting (in the international art world), characters exchanging F. Scott Fitzgerald lines over dinner.

I particularly appreciated how Silva took his inspiration from all-too-real international events: this time, the 2018 murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and the involvement of Crown Prince M
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Silva's Gabriel Allon series remains one of the best as Silva's understanding of Middle Eastern politics shines: hatred between the two Muslim sects, between the hardliners and reformists, and the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict. A young girl is kidnapped from a private school in Switzerland, and the ransom demand is that the crown prince of Saud Arabia (Khalid bin Mohammed) abdicate his claim to the throne. As a known reformer, KBM has a legion of enemies, and not knowing whom he can trust, he re ...more
I am feeling a little blue. I just finished reading The New Girl by Daniel Silva ... the 19th book in the Gabriel Allon series. Another terrific story but now I will have to wait until next year for the next installment. The author consistently delivers fast paced, page turning thrillers, that seem to be right out of today's headlines. Fascinating characters, political intrigue, dark humor.

Saudi Crown prince Khalid bin Mohammed ("KBM") was once celebrated for his reforms but is now reviled for h
4.5 stars

Mini review from the TBR pile: As with all series, you'll enjoy some instalments more than others. But I don't think Silva is capable of writing a bad book & for me, his novels are an annual must-read. He's a master story teller & this was one of the best of recent years.

The assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by order of Saudi King Mohammad bin Salman is central to the plot. His presence is keenly felt as we get Silva's take on the tragic event & a slightly more hopeful account
K.J. McGillick
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge fan of Daniel Silva and can say this is one of his best! Page turner, politically relevant, such a great story.
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Readers of Silva’s Gabriel Allon spy thriller series will recognize many of the characters that populate this 19th offering. Inspired by the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi at the direction of Saudi leader Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), Silva has his character Saudi Crown prince Khalid bin Mohammed (KBM) responsible for the death of journalist Omar Nawwaf. Silva also has KBM request the help of Israeli intelligence head Allon to recover his daughter from kidnappers (yeah—right; a ...more
Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Clear your calendar and dig in. We are once again treated to the adventures of Gabriel Allon and his world of intrigue. This latest installment is another strong story. The daughter of the Saudi Crown Prince is kidnapped and Gabriel is persuaded to help save her and also help keep the Prince from having to relinquish his ascension as the next king of Saudi Arabia. A wide range of colorful characters help keep this "ripped from the headlines" story interesting and fast moving. Another blockbu
Aug 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Most of the usual ingredients were there for another volume in this amazing series, however, I felt that it lacked something, and I couldn't engage with the characters. It was more like the experience of watching an action movie, rather than being absorbed into the story. ...more
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series is addictive. As usual, THE NEW GIRL is loosely based on recent events and moves into what could happen later on.

While Allon is now older than 65 and heads Mossad, he still finds himself in the center of action. In THE NEW GIRL, he gets pulled in by the future king of Saudi Arabia, Prince Khalid, when Khalid’s twelve-year-old daughter, his only child, is kidnaped in Switzerland. Allon had great expectations for Khalid to modernize Saudi Arabia For example, wom
Nov 01, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've been reading Silva's Gabriel Allon series, in order,*** for some time. Despite a number of recommendations, I was hesitant at first, but eventually capitulated because, well, I travel (a lot), and, for example, I've lived or worked or visited (multiple times) seven of the countries featured in this book. So, the travelogue aspects tend to amuse me, because I'm familiar with many of the (larger, capital) cities where the action tends to play out. For many of the same reasons - and because I' ...more
I was quite skeptical about reading this book because of its storyline and the real life person on whom it is based. But I’m also a huge fan of the series, so I decided to give it a try. I was very glad to read the author’s clarification in the foreword and that surely made me a little excited to read.

While this was a very fast paced read and I finished it in just a few hours, I won’t say this is one of his finer stories. It was quite engaging even if not realistic for almost the first half, bu
kartik narayanan
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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The New Girl is 19th book in the Gabriel Allon series, by Daniel Silva.

In case you are new to it, Gabriel Allon (the protagonist) is an Israeli assassin who also happens to be one of the best artists/restorers in the world. During the course of the series, he suffers from heart break, finds new love and matches wits with the 'enemy' of the month. This series is definitely written with the Western audience in mind though Daniel Silva tries
It's always interesting to see how Gabriel gets pulled into the cases he works on. With this one starting out with a little girl you knew that Gabriel would help despite who her father was. I hated that they all didn't see who was behind things at first, mostly because I hoped with the knowledge the outcome could have been better.

Once everyone realized what was going on Gabriel played hard and fast with the truth. I feel like I should be bothered by that, but I wasn't. I thought a few people got
Jo Marie
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was ok
I have read all the books in this series and I believe this is the first time I’ve given one less than 4 stars. This one was actually rather dull and Gabriel Allon, one of my favorite fictional characters for years, seemed so passive and not at all his usual self. As usual the story deals with some actual current political events including a gruesome murder of a journalist. But this time Silva seems more intent on making a statement about the kind of world we’re living in rather than writing a g ...more
Jul 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In the interest of full disclosure, this series (more specifically, art restorer and accomplished Israeli spy Gabriel Allon) has held the No. 1 spot on my Top 10 "heroes" list for quite a few years now. This is his 19th book; and I assure you he's in no danger of losing that lofty perch. The story is intricately woven with enough suspense to make me hold my breath here and there and the writing is, as always, exemplary. Add in the appearance of several familiar characters from previous books and ...more
Julie  Durnell
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! This was the best Allon yet in my opinion! Daniel Silva is a master of this genre and how he keeps writing one a year of this caliber is just amazing. The afterword is a chilling reminder of how this story mirrors certain current headlines; too bad it isn't just all fiction. ...more
David Putnam
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
I came late to the Daniel Silva books and really loved The Widow and The Other Woman. These two books are the standard I hold all of his other books (future books to be read). I did not like this book to start out. There was too much back story and setting the plot that slowed the forward motion. After Silva got all of that out of the way he settled into his great story telling. I'm a third-close point of view or first person kind of reader, his third distant point of view, at times barely holds ...more
Jeff Crosby
My least favorite Frederick Forsyth novel—The Negotiator—has a very unpleasant plot element that spoiled the experience for me. That same plot device has been used by Silva here. I still find it unpleasant.

There are other reasons why I was disappointed by The New Girl. Like Tom Clancy with Jack Ryan, Silva has continued to promote his characters beyond believability. He also has developed such a large cast of regulars that there are often too many players on the stage.

I didn’t hate it, but I was
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Summer is here, July is upon us and that can only mean that the time has come for another Gabriel Allon adventure from the #1 New York Times Best-selling and award-winning thriller author Daniel Silva. This year’s book is the 19th in this amazing series of thrillers and it’s called The New Girl.

I listened to The New Girl in one session, ignoring work, phone calls and I can’t remember what I ate while listening… My immersion was complete from the introductory chapter to the last word and I am
Jim A
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Several twists make this a very good read. Silva brings back Sarah Bancroft, the former CIA operative, from a couple of previous novels. Other members of Allon's merry band are also present as usual. There is a lot of reference to the storyline and characters from The Other Woman, book 18 in the series. Probably more reference than Silva has used in past thrillers, other than Allon's basic backstory.

A necessary read for any followers of the adventures of Gabriel Allon. And, while fans of Silva'
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The New Girl is book nineteen in the Gabriel Allon series by Daniel Silva. The kidnapped of a young girl on her way home from a private school in Switzerland caused the Chief of Israeli's intelligence Gabriel Allon to become involved in finding the young girl. The readers of New Girl will continue to follow the twists and turns in Gabriel's and his team investigation into finding the missing girl.

The New Girl is a fantastic addition to this excellent series. Daniel Silva again ensured that I en
Rita Costa (Lusitania Geek)
Once again, Daniel Silva did a good job writting the sequence of the famous Isreali spy, Gabriel Allon. I really do recommend reqd Gabriel Allon Series if you haven’t read it, it makes you wanna know more, “what’s next ?!” reaction. Very readable, addictive and many intriguing this spy thriller.
5 ⭐️
Ana Maria  Rivera
Jul 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Once again Daniel Silva has proven my point: that you don't actually need 8 hours of sleep and you are still able to go to work next morning after staying up all night with one of his book. That said, damn. Where do I start?... oh yes by saying book # 19 of the series is absolutely freaking fucking fantastic amazing.
A jaw drop perfect combination of well known characters by now, a fantastic trip around amazing places around the world, an unexpected plot twist and a scary dose of fiction mixed wi
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I do look forward to each new Gabriel Allon book, but I did not truly enjoy every little bit of this one due to harsh realities of our current world crises. No need to detail what this one was about as I'm sure it has gotten plenty of media attention. It includes the death of a journalist in Saudi Arabia, fresh from the pages of reality.
Plots and counterplots amongst Russia, Great Britain, Israel, USA guided by Allon's vision; characters returning from several old favorite books from the series;
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Daniel Silva was born in Michigan in 1960 and raised in California where he received his BA from Fresno State. Silva began his writing career as a journalist for United Press International (UPI), traveling in the Middle East and covering the Iran-Iraq war, terrorism and political conflicts. From UPI he moved to CNN, where he eventually became executive producer of its Washington-based public polic ...more

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