This is a very frustrating book. There is a very good story lurking in here and it is obvious that Ms Stiastny knows what she is writing about, but her storytelling skills leave rather a lot to be desired.
A brief outline of the story without too many spoilers:
•Alex, a civil servant, has lost his laptop while out drinking with his friends
• Although the laptop turns up there is a disk missing and we discover that Alex works for intelligence
• An investigation is started
• Meanwhile the disk turns up at the newspaper where his ex-girlfriend works as a reporter
The rest of the story describes the impact of these happenings on Alex, his… Read more