Frustrated by a lack of progress in a long-running operation, Viv finally gets a breakthrough which could expose deep cover agents and their handlers on US soil.
When she accesses the computer of a potential Russian spy she excitedly clicks on a folder labelled “friends”.
Her joy turns to horror when she sees that one of the five images in this folder shows her husband Matt. As a trusted and experienced analyst Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
But she is now faced with a decision that could either shatter her marriage and family or see her lose the job she loves and potentially end up in prison.
Need To Know is an impressive debut from an author who worked for the CIA and uses her personal experiences to pose an interesting moral dilemma.
Universal Studios has snapped up the film rights for Charlize Theron to star in a big-screen adaptation.
It is an engaging, thoughtful domestic suspense thriller that builds to a satisfying finale with a twist.
It challenges the reader to put themselves in Viv’s shoes as she is torn between her head and her heart, although there are moments when her naivety is exasperating.