A woman wakes up in the middle of the night in Paris with no memory of who she is. But people are trying to kill her and by process of elimination she figures she’s a spy. But her attempts to fight back don’t go that well, maybe her muscle memory isn’t all that? Then she meets Mr. Hot Guy who fills her in. She’s actually the identical twin sister of a spy who’s gone rogue, stealing a very important file of info that every intelligence agency wants. But can she trust this man to tell her the truth? Together they make their way across Europe looking for answers, occasionally pretending to be newlyweds, crashing in deserted cabins to stay safe and staging an identical-twin-based-bank heist in search of her sister, and the truth.
I feel like you probably know what you’re going to get with an Ally Carter book. Lots of fun and action and snarky dialogue that rarely goes very deep. Would anyone react the way Zoe does in this situation? Probably not, but it makes for a mostly fun read. It’s nice that she does have a lot of confidence in her schemes but let’s be honest, she’d have a bullet in her head on page three. The dynamic between her and Mr. Hot Guy (aka Sawyer) was ok, but made me a little uncomfortable in the way he talked to her. It’s a bit infantilising at times. Lots of sweetheart, lady, baby. The protective element is often a winner but I didn’t enjoy it that much here. It’s one of those ‘insta-love’ situations I don’t buy unless it’s Sandra Bullock and Keanu Reeves in Speed, and we know that lasts for three minutes. A reasonably fun read to pass the time.