Mini Reviews: The Banker's Wife by Cristina Alger and Agent Zigzag by Ben Macintyre
I listened to this as an audiobook and though it wasn't bad narration, the narrator isn't the best at pronouncing non-English names or places and I just wonder why no one told her how to pronounce them properly? That aside, the book was engaging and I did like the multiple POVs. I do wish the author could have set aside the cliche of all three women being incredibly beautiful. It's just kind of boring and not necessary. They could actually look like normal people and still be interesting an capable, shocking though this may seem! All the same, I thought this was a solid mystery, fast-paced and entertaining, if somewhat far-fetched (I hope?!) with an ending that seemed too tidy for my taste.
Agent Zigzag is my first book by Ben Macintyre, but I am curious to read more by him. He has the ability to make a nonfiction account read like an engaging novel. The story of Eddie Chapman, spy and double agent during the Second World War was new to me, and it held my attention from start to finish. Recommended!