Need to Know - Karen Cleveland

Need to Know

By Karen Cleveland

  • Release Date: 2018-01-23
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 54 Ratings)
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Perfect husband. Perfect father. Perfect liar?

“Terrific.”—John Grisham
“Superb.”—Lee Child
“Breathtaking, heart-pounding.”—Louise Penny
“A fast-paced, relentlessly gripping read.”—Chris Pavone

In pursuit of a Russian sleeper cell on American soil, CIA analyst Vivian Miller uncovers a dangerous secret that will threaten her job, her family—and her life. On track for a much-needed promotion, she’s developed a system for identifying Russian agents, seemingly normal people living in plain sight.

After accessing the computer of a potential Russian operative, Vivian stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents within America’s borders. A few clicks later, everything that matters to her—her job, her husband, even her four children—is threatened.‎

Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she’s facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, who can she trust?

Film rights sold to Universal Pictures for Charlize Theron • Rights sold in more than 20 markets

“Shaping up to be one of the year’s biggest new thrillers.”Entertainment Weekly
“So timely . . . Think of the perfect mix of Homeland and The Americans. . . . Need to Know needs to be read by all who relish spy novels. As entertaining as it is informative and as irresistible as it is impossible to put down.”Providence Journal
“Pulse-pounding.”O: The Oprah Magazine
“Accomplished . . . a nonstop thriller tapping into a hot mix of contemporary digital counterintelligence, old-school spying and ageless family drama.”Shelf Awareness

“An early contender for next year’s Gone Girl.”GQ (UK)
“The Russia page-turner that should be on everyone’s list.”New York Post
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  • Need to Know

    By Leanne Angela
    I bought and read this book, because John Grisham recommended it, but his last book was awful. This book was weak on story and plot, and the characters were NOT like able at all.
  • Transparent and lightweight

    By Redrider10
    Very little rings true in this spy story. From the inept case worker to the undercover spy dad. Hard to believe the entire CIA and FBI are completely blind to their own inner workings.
  • Meh...

    By Dogma12345
    What could/should have been an interesting puzzle never materialized. Too facile, shallow and predictable. I just didn't enjoy it very much. Hate that I spent $14 for this but perhaps this author can give us another story with more fully developed characters and a less obvious ending.
  • Need to Know needs more

    By stickywicket24
    Premise seemed interesting, but characters and how they handled various situations came off as naive and uninformed. Disappointed.

    By featherpenghost
  • Page turner

    By SleepnSeattle
    Would make an excellent movie. Twists to the end.
  • Need to Know

    By Beatodd
    Awesome new mystery. Keeps you guessing thru each chapter with characters very real. The ending shattered me but also has me hoping for more from a Karen Cleveland. Very good debut book!
  • Mark

    By MmMVvVBbBq
    I’m not paying $13.00 good or not. That’s what top authors get and this is her first book.
  • Mesmerizing read

    By pamcakes4u
    What a great book by this first time author. I couldn’t put it down. Throughly entertaining.

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