Gave up halfway through
This book has been sitting on my bedside table for almost two months with a bookmark in it halfway through. Perhaps I’d get back into reading the story, I thought, but whenever I picked it up I
ultimately put it down again. Nope; I’d lost all interest in Spy Games.
So what's wrong? The back-cover blurb makes it sound exciting – Reilly Peterson attends
the Fantasy Spy Camp a training course and finds herself attracted to fellow camper Van Keller. As you read the book, there is some kind of a mystery and even a murder.
Spy Games is meant to be a sassy, witty book in the mold of Janet Evanovich, but it turns into a damp squib. Some aspects
are interesting, such as the survival training, but there are so many unlikely turns of events (the most unlikely being that there’s a murder in the training camp and yet it continues--surely not!) that I could no longer
maintain any belief in the story.
The romance side, or at least what I read in the first half, is also rather boring. Reilly and Van are attracted to each other. Reilly’s stalker appears on the scene, but no one
worries about him. I felt myself less and less interested in the story and its resolution as I read on and was relieved to eventually decide to give up. One to miss!