Rated of 5
by Peggy K. (Long Beach, CA)
Spying in Suburbia
I loved this book and I don't even have kids. I think most young mothers would love this book as well but any female reader will like it. It is the perfect summer read. I found it the perfect mix of suburban life and having a job spying for the country. Made me wonder if our female spies do marry and have kids while still trying to do the job. There are serious parts but overall there is a lot of humor here and you will find yourself laughing out loud at Lucy and with Lucy. I thought she was a wonderful character.
By the time I had finished the first chapter I was saying to myself there has to be another book coming. Lucy is just too enjoyable to be in only one book. In some ways it reminded me of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum and we all know how successful that series has been.
It might seem strange for a book like this to be discussed in a book club but I think there are aspects here that one could talk about. Most women do work and raise kids at the same time these days but how about those working in jobs that are quite dangerous. Overall though I think it is simply fun to read and fantasize about being a female James Bond.
If you take one book on vacation this summer, take Original Sin. You won't regret it.