Restless was recommended to me by the lady I live with so I dove into it with high expectations. A spy story set in Oxford… It sounded exactly like the sort of book I would enjoy, but alas, in the end, Restless fell short of expectations.
This book is told from the alternating perspectives of Eva Delectorskaya, a spy during WWII and Ruth Gilmartin, Eva’s daughter, a single-mother and student at Oxford University in the 1970s. Ruth has grown up completely unaware of her mother’s turbulent past but finally in 1976, Sally Gilmartin (née Eva Delectorskaya) is ready to talk. She thinks someone is trying to kill her. She thinks she is being watched. She needs Ruth to help her find someone from the past and so she begins to write her story down, starting in 1939.VIEW STORY »