One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies’ greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin — code name: “The Needle” — who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory. Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is beginning to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life. All will come to a terrifying conclusion in Ken Follett’s unsurpassed and unforgettable masterwork of suspense, intrigue, and the dangerous machinations of the human heart. (Taken from Goodreads)
I am so glad I picked up this book, Ken Follett is certainly one of the masters of historical fiction. I love books where you feel that you are being transported back in time and watching the events as they are happening and this happens to me whenever I read a Ken Follett novel.
In the beginning of the novel it was a bit confusing how all the characters were connected however I feel this is done to give the reader background information so when the characters become intertwined the reader feels a connection to all the characters and I think this is something Follett does beautifully.
I found that in Follett’s typical style the sex scenes were described in more detail than perhaps the reader wanted but I think this would be the only negative thing about this book that comes to mind. Overall this was a great read and I would recommend to everyone that loves historical fiction.