“I’m convinced he can read my thoughts, that he knows the truth that just dawned on me. “I swear everything I feel for you and the kids is real. I swear to God, Viv.”
I’ve taken classes in detecting deception, and I’m vaguely aware of the fact that he’s showing none of the signs. He’s telling the truth.
But then, wouldn’t he have received the same training? More of it, probably. Wouldn’t he know how to convincingly lie?
Hasn’t he been doing it for twenty-two years?
Caleb’s chewing on my finger, tiny sharp teeth digging into my skin. The pain is strangely welcome, and I don’t stop it, because it’s the only thing that feels real right now.
“The day we met…,” I say. And I can’t continue. I can’t make myself finish the thought, ask what I want to ask, what I already know deep down. It’s too much.
He takes a moment to respond. “I’d been watching you all morning. When I saw you with that box, I walked in front of you.” He looks guilty when he says it.
Guest 2 years agoMight be spoilers in here.
Is this for real? I mean I know it’s a novel but would anyone believe that a CIA agent, after all the vetting, could actually make every mistake in the CIA handbook?
If so, I’d say, “well no wonder America is in the mess she’s in. No wonder Russia is the winner in our elections. No wonder the “China” virus is destroying our country. No wonder Iran and North Korea are planing to start work on new nuclear weapons”.
And of course the agent is a woman, who else can be so manipulated but a woman. Her husband is a an actor and we are treated to all his pretend facial expressions, of which he has five on every page, concern, love, hurt, surprise, pain, exhilaration, honesty, confidence, fear, regret, frustration, horror, confusion, trust, hesitation, and on a and on and on. You might get as sick of that face as I did.
And then somehow she gets rewarded for being a traitor, a liar, a thief. She is so stupid. She is manipulated right back into her job, never guessing her director is a mole, her husband still the Russian agent he was from the beginning.
America - justice for all
Guest 2 years agoAs much as Vivian was questioning her life, so was I. Who can you trust anymore. I gasped loudly twice while reading this book, at the beginning and end. Where is the boundary for love that someone has for its country. Path to hell is paved with good intentions. For me the trust was broken and should never be given back.
Guest 2 years agoThis book was very good. I liked the set up, the mystery, the suspense it brought. It was well written, I'm just not sure if it was meant for me. I enjoy reading really scary books and this book wasn't the best at providing that. If you like reading mysterious books then this book would be perfect for you.
Guest 2 years agoIts a nice book, its about a little girl turning in to a adult. And she got this whole business and was a great person. She got in college and started selling.
Guest 2 years agoAnd the girl mom and dad ending up having their business called mom and dad work shop. Then whenever the daughter was off work she would go to work with her mom and dad to get extra money from them.Then the family would have like 3 or 4 days off.
Guest 2 years agoAnd fourth this book mainly about how when the girl had her business some f her family members started to work there to sell the goods.And whenever the girl was struggling her dad would help her with anything and she would get stuff done faster. And her little 14 year old brother was at the cash register counting money to make sure they have all of their money. then they collected all of the money they needed.
Guest 2 years agoit was about a girl wanting to become great and own her own business after she graduated college. After she graduated college she finally got her business right up the road from her house and at her business she started selling goods. Like cookies, pies, cakes, cupcakes, and superman ice cream.
Guest 2 years agoI like this book because it was about a girl when she was getting older she wanted to become great and own her own business. And when she finally graduated from college she got her business and started selling cookies, pies, cakes, cupcakes, and superman ice cream.