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A Quiet Life
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SOLVED: Adult Fiction > SOLVED. Adult Fiction, Spy Novel. A young American woman visits relatives in England. On ship across the ocean she becomes friends with a communist. Ends up meeting and falling in love with a man she learns is a spy. Spoiler ahead. [s]

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message 1: by Kim (new) - rated it 3 stars

Kim | 3 comments I am trying to find the title of a book I read which I believe was published in 2017. It has a blue cover and a photo of a woman in a Jackie-O type dress, wearing gloves, and I believe holding a purse. It is cropped so you don't see her head.


They marry and she becomes a spy as well. They secretly work at transcribing/copying papers from a friend of theirs who works for the government. They have a daughter and eventually things come to a climatic end. He becomes an alcoholic. Eventually they get caught. She and the child escape. I can't remember if he does as well or ends up going into hiding.

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Kris | 36605 comments Mod
A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter A Quiet Life by Natasha Walter seems to match your description.

Worldcat.org advanced search - Keyword: communist romance | Subject: spy | 2015-2017 | Non-Juvenile | Fiction | Book | English

message 3: by Kim (new) - rated it 3 stars

Kim | 3 comments Kris, Thank you! That is the book! Wow, I searched everything and could not find it. I’m curious if you are a wizard at searching or if by chance you’d read it too? 😊
Once again, many thanks!

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Rosa (rosaiglarsh) | 5231 comments She's a wizard at searching.

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Kris | 36605 comments Mod
Great! Glad you found your book, Kim. We're lucky to have a dedicated group of book detectives.

By the way, I started with Google searches for your book, but got too many results. So I switched to Worldcat.org (http://www.worldcat.org/advancedsearch) because you mentioned it's a recent publication. Worldcat lets you search for a specific range of publication years. Very handy.

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