Minnie Gray is an ordinary young woman.
She is also a spy for the British government.
It all began in the summer of 1928…
Minnie is supposed to find a nice man, get married and have children. The problem is it doesn’t appeal to her at all. She is working as a secretary, but longs to make a difference.
Then, one day, she gets her chance. She is recruited by the British government as a spy. Under strict instructions not to tell anyone, not even her family, she moves to London and begins her mission – to infiltrate the Communist movement.
She soon gains the trust of important leaders. But as she grows more and more entangled in the workings of the movement, her job becomes increasingly dangerous. Leading a double life is starting to take its toll on her relationships and, feeling more isolated than ever, she starts to wonder how this is all going to end. The Russians are notorious for ruthlessly disposing of people given the slightest suspicion.
What if they find out?
Full of suspense, courage and love, A Beautiful Spy is a stunningly written story about resisting the norm and following your dreams, even if they come with sacrifices.
This is a novel based on a true story, this for me is instantly a winner. This is one of those books that has been on my TBR for too long. I am a huge fan of this author so it is an honour to share my review for this book.
I adore Minnie Grey, she is such a gorgeous character Ana one who we go on the journey with. This is a book that allows us to go to 1930s MI5. We see the difficult and dangerous work completed by Minnie and why she fears for her life.
The novel moves at a great pace and we are given enough detail to set the scene and leaves us with enough suspense.
We are provided with vivid accounts if the journeys and I feel this is a book which has been well researched.
I am a huge fan of this author, this is a superb book which is absolutely worth five stars.