Someone is trying to kill Sally Gilmartin. It is the summer of 1976, and the only person she can trust is her daughter, Ruth, a young single mother struggling with her own demons. Now Sally must tell her daughter the truth: She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigré recruited for the... show more
Someone is trying to kill Sally Gilmartin. It is the summer of 1976, and the only person she can trust is her daughter, Ruth, a young single mother struggling with her own demons. Now Sally must tell her daughter the truth: She is actually Eva Delectorskaya, a Russian émigré recruited for the British Secret Service in 1939. Soon Ruth is drawn deeper into the astonishing events of her mother's past, including her work in New York City manipulating the press in order to shift public sentiment toward U.S. involvement in Second World War and her dangerous love affair with another spy. Ruth also discovers that her mother has one final assignment. This time, though, Eva can't do it alone--she needs Ruth's help. Full of tension and drama, emotion and history, this is storytelling at its finest.
Publish date: May 29th 2007
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
"Restless" is both a compelling thriller and a close look at the mechanics and consequences of deception. It slides easily across the tongue and then leaves an after-taste that is complex and intriguing. The novel takes place on two historical timelines simultaneously: Oxford in the 1970's (presen...
bookshelves: re-read, published-2006, spies, autumn-2011, paper-read, play-dramatisation Read from January 01, 2006 to November 06, 2011 A re-read via BBC radio : http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/...In the summer of 1976, Ruth discovers that her very English mother is in fact a one-time Bri...
Having enjoyed previous novels by William Boyd, seeing that the BBC was doing an adaptation of Restless over Christmas. I firstly bought this novel in order to attempt to read it before the show, and then failed reading the novel or watching the TV version.However, I finally got round to reading Res...
I'm quite glad this book is finally finished. I had an incredibly hard time with it, I'm not one who really enjoys reading long-winded stories that go nowhere. I expected so much more out of this book...why not? It's about a grown daughter who finds out that her mother was a SPY during WWII. That sh...