Friday, February 6, 2015

Monday's Lie by Jamie Mason

What would your life be like if your mother was a spy?

Gallery Books and Net Galley gave me the opportunity to read this book for review (thank you).  It was published February 3rd, so you can find a copy at your local bookstore now.

This was an unusual story with lots of twists and turns and quirks built in.  More than anything, it's about how a young girl was influenced by her mother's career choice (or lack of choice) and how she reacts as she grows older.  The thing about being careful all the time, observing what's around you and looking beyond what you're looking at is that it can make you paranoid. 

Dee wants to be normal.  Boring normal.  No spy games, no strange things happening in the middle of the night.  She just wants peace in her life.  She marries her college sweetheart and all is well for a while.  But she knows her husband isn't happy and is pursuing other women.  Since Dee is afraid to have a child and still takes birth control pills, he's lost what interest he had in her.  

When Dee starts to feel like someone is following her, she starts trying to locate her watcher.  It's even worse than she thought.  There's one from the past as well one from the present observing her.  The only person in her life she can trust is her brother and she can't tell him everything.

When she accidentally overhears her husband on the phone making arrangements she knows nothing about and her car becomes dangerously disabled while she's driving it, she starts having suspicions about his motives.  How much understanding and forgiveness is normal and how much is insane?

One of my favorite parts of this story was Dee's memories of conversations with her mother.  Mom had a real interesting take on life.

Dee is her mother's daughter and she manages to handle what is thrown at her.  She doesn't want to be recruited into her mother's work, but she has taken a liking to the man she works with.  I think there will be more in this series.  Dee is too intriguing as a character to let her go now.

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