Alice Network, The

Kate Quinn


Reviewed: 2019-06-18

This is a fascinating story pulled from history, and I am going to try to find an actual historical book about the Alice Network, because it's a worthy story about some very courageous and strong women. I have read so many books about the male spies of WWI and II, but never have I read much about female spies - unless they were peripheral to the male main character. This is different.

I only wish Kate Quinn had left Charlie out completely. She is half the book, and I didn't think she added much. Perhaps it was the strong contrast with Eve, the former spy, but she really did not hold up well. I found myself dreading her chapters. I also did not need a love story in the middle of a wonderful read about strong women who didn't need men to get through their daily life.

If the book had been purely about Eve and the Alice Network women, it would have rated much higher for me. Charlie's story and her character brought the entire thing down, and it made for yet another woman who only finds herself in the eyes of some man. Love is wonderful, but it took up space and time in this book that would have been better devoted to the story that mattered.

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