Review: Sweet Tooth

Title: Sweet Tooth
Author: Ian McEwan
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Release Date: August 23rd 2012
Pages: 320
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
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❝ Cambridge student Serena Frome’s beauty and intelligence make her the ideal recruit for MI5. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England’s legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government. The operation is code-named “Sweet Tooth.”

Serena, a compulsive reader of novels, is the perfect candidate to infiltrate the literary circle of a promising young writer named Tom Haley. At first, she loves his stories. Then she begins to love the man. How long can she conceal her undercover life? To answer that question, Serena must abandon the first rule of espionage: trust no one. ❞

Though I took my sweet time with it, this book was really enjoyable. The plot captivated me from beginning to end and this is one of those rare cases where the flaws of a female character only made me love her more.Continue reading