Slough House: A Novel
A young woman is on the run from a menacing figure shadowing her every step, her apparent shelter from harm turns into her demise. A dormant Cold War has been roused from its slumber. Slough House is the last refuge for the disreputable, a safe house for the soon to be permanently disavowed. The inhabitants have all come to congregate and cohabitate there for various reasons, but their commonality is the dangling of redemption. Jackson Lamb is the cynical curmudgeon overseeing the personnel and operations of Slough House. He displays a passive hostility towards his wards, but he’d protect them at any cost. He reports to Diana Taverner, who is an Intelligence Chief at Regent’s Park. Diana has recently overseen an off-the-books operation that was based on revenge but now has deeper ramifications. A list has been leaked, the agents at Slough have been greenlit for assassination, the hunt has just begun.
Slough House elicits the bang needed for a new year in Fiction. Espionage has proven a tried and true genre for well over a hundred years, but Author Mick Herron reinvigorates it with his gripping plot, crisp dialogue, and engaging characters. The gray area inhabited by his characters doesn’t give way a bit, but the reader will find themselves choosing sides by the close of this fascinating and entertaining novel.
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|Mystery, Crime, Thriller