Review of “The Traitor’s Story”

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“The Traitor’s Story” eBook was published in 2016 and was written by Kevin Wignall (http://www.kevinwignall.com). Mr. Wignall has published nearly 20 novels.

I received a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I categorize this novel as ‘PG’ because it contains scenes of Violence. The novel is set mostly in Switzerland though some scenes take place in other European locations.

The main character is Finn Harrington, currently a popular author of historical fiction novels, but formerly a British spy. When 15 year old Hailey Portman, a neighbor, disappears, her mother comes to seek Harrington’s help. While he barely knows Portman and her family, he agrees to look into the disappearance.

At first there seems to be foul play involved, but the more Harrington looks at Portman, he comes to think that she has disappeared on her own. He follows her trail to find her and bring her home. Along the way he discovers that she had inadvertently uncovered a surveillance team that was tracking him.

Harrington’s past is catching up with him and he must confront it. The disappearance of young Portman soon leads Harrington into a life and death struggle with old foes.

I spent 10+ hours reading this 384 page Spy Thriller novel. It was an enjoyable read, with the Harrington character ‘stepping up’ to fill a more heroic roll. Not all of the characters you come to like in the story survive. The story is a combination of flashbacks to events of six years prior and contemporary action. Not only must Harrington deal with the missing girl and lethal adversaries, but he must also confront some of his own demons. I give this novel a 4 out of 5.

My book reviews are also published on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31181778-john-purvis).

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