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I enjoyed listening to Julia Barrie reading this interesting novel about relationships.

BUT - I read the book because it was written by Reginald Hill, whose Dalziel books I totally heart. I'm amazed that in this 'chick' book that his writing was so sensitive and descriptive. Doesn't fit the stereotype of a man writing what he thinks a woman should do/say/be. I enjoyed listening to Julia Barrie reading this interesting novel about relationships. I found it less complex than Reginald Hill's Dalziel & Pascoe series which made for easy listening.

Reginald Hill has crafted a terrific, suspenseful tale and an extraordinary heroine (Cleveland Plain-Dealer). Fiction Thriller & Crime. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Give a Bookmate subscription →. About Bookmate.

Molly Keatley is content with her comfortable life in a London suburb. Diamond in the rough - great read. com User, February 18, 2010. I picked up an old book at our library book sale because of the title, The Spy's Wife - I had not yet discovered Reginald Hill's books. I opened the book thinking it was probably going to be old-fashioned and boring, but was sucked in from the first page, and couldn't put it down.

Best known for his Dalziel and Pascoe novels, which were adapted into a hit BBC series, Reginald Hill proves himself to be a master of.

Best known for his Dalziel and Pascoe novels, which were adapted into a hit BBC series, Reginald Hill proves himself to be a master o. .Molly Keatley is a happy housewife living comfortably day-to-day in Westcliff-on-Sea. That changes in a heartbeat when her husband, Sam, grabs his suitcase, offers a hurried I love you, sprints out the door, and disappears from her life.

I’ll tell you what he is just so you can stop pretending not to know. Sam Keatley’s a spy, missus. And he’s a traitor, missus.

CHAPTER ONE. At nine o’clock on an early September day of mist and promise, Molly Keatley was washing the breakfast dishes when she heard the front door open. I’ll tell you what he is just so you can stop pretending not to know. And he’s probably a dozen other nasty things besides.

April 2006 : USA Paperback.

The Spy's Wife by Reginald Hill is a mystery story as well as a character analysis. Molly Keatley is a comfortable, unassuming housewife whose life is turned upside with the revelation that her journalist husband Sam is, in fact, a spy for the Russian government. The The Spy's Wife Study Pack contains: The Spy's Wife Study Guide.

The Spy's Wife (1980). Herbert, Rosemary, ‘Reginald Hill’, in The Fatal Art of Entertainment: Interviews with Mystery Writers (New York: G. K. Hall, Toronto: Maxwell Macmillan Canada, & Oxford: Maxwell Macmillan International, 1994), pp. 194–223

The Spy's Wife (1980). 194–223. Ling, Peter J. "Identity, Allusions, and Agency in Reginald Hill's Good Morning, Midnight.

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Hill Reginald - скачать бесплатно все книги автора. Книги 1-17 из 17. A clubbable woman. Crime fiction fans are devoted to Reginald Hill's excellent sequence of Dalziel Pascoe novels, and there is a burgeoning interest in his equally adroit series featuring the canny private eye Joe Sixsmith (notably The Roar of the Butterflies, one of the most compelling entries in the series).

Molly Keatley is deeply contented with her life, her loving husband and her comfortable home. That all changes one morning when her husband comes rushing home, mutters a hasty apology and disappears. Minutes later, two strange men arrive with news that her husband is in fact a Soviet spy.

Molly is the most surprised of anyone to find that her husband is suspected of being a spy. As she, and the government's investigator, discover, there is far more going on than meets the eye. Another reviewer mentions that this is a character study, and it is, sort of...but so well done, with facts and suspicions unraveled in a so cohesive and engaging way that the reader does not easily guess the next step. Molly doubts her marriage, herself and her ability to interpret the world --as though the image in the mirror shakes and wavers, only to find that the reflection contains more depth than originally imagined. I, too, love the Daizel(sp?) and Pascoe mystery series. I was ready to suspect that Reginald Hill would fall on his face outside of his series (as Peter Lovesey does outside of the Diamond series). Not so. Hill is skilled, sensitive to character, never forgets plot and draws his reader along with clues and sidebars that make any mystery more than a puzzle. All of his books are character driven, and this one more than most. The denouement is a bit predictable, but the process of getting there completely enjoyable. While some of Hill's books suit more than others, none of them disappoint more than a star's worth (on Amazon's scale). So far, all of Hill's work that I have read have been worth the read.
Hill got me immediately into the head of Molly, and I stayed there for the three days it took me to read this book. From complacent housewife to liberated woman, but always the spy's wife, Molly is a pleasure. When confronted with her journalist husband's treachery, she falls apart, goes into denial but not completely. There's a down-to-earth, unflappable even unemotional North English core that copes in the face of adversity. She goes home to her parents, but that isn't what it seems, either. She confronts, accepts, rejects, abandons her ex-fiance and stands in for her mother while her mother and father confront the mother's life-threatening illness. All at the same time, she's watched and even hounded by a British Secret Service agent whom she comes to respect, if not love. Molly is her mother's daughter, and her forcefulness and her resolution come through as she is confronted again and again with her husband's betrayals, both personal and political.

While Molly's story is wonderful, there is a glitch. The obnoxious reporter and the American woman don't quite ring true. They seem to have no other purpose than to goad Molly--and they do that--but, as characters, they appear flat. They lack believable motivation, and they created annoyance, not tension. Beyond this weakness, however, the book is an excellent, enjoyable read, and Molly has resonance even after the finish.
"The Spy's Wife" is ostensibly a mystery story, but it turns out to be more of a character study--with the subject of the title front and center throughout. This turns the piece into something more than a typical Cold War espionage potboiler. The novel's focus is on Molly Keatley, the badly betrayed wife of an alleged British turncoat, who evolves from a relatively passive soul at the moment of her betrayal into an angry, anything-but-passive woman by the end of the book. The story moves to a surprising and highly creative ending.
There is much humor and wisdom in this very enjoyable book. Highly recommended.
I first read this when it was published under Reginald Hill's alias, Patrick Ruell. Hill, who wrote the Pascoe-Daziel series, is one of my all-time favorites. You don't just get a great mystery. You get to understand what's behind the actions of the characters.
After hearing so much about this writer being one of the best, I have decided that I simply chose the wrong book. Perhaps it was because it was written so long ago, but I did not find Molly a spunky heroine at all. A reactive not proactive life was what I saw, and one predicated by the men in her life. But as I say, I have respected reader friends who absolutely love Reginald Hill, so I will try again and most likely not be disappointed.
Not your usual Reginal Hill, but a fun read.
I'm a huge fan of the Dalziel & Pascoe series, so this just didn't do it for me. But it was light and fun and very surprising at the end! And, as always, wonderfully written---he is such a great writer! I did enjoy it---just not overmuch.
One of Hill's best. Imaginative, but completely realistic.