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Need to Know – New Release

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Arriving on Shelves January 23, 2018

Need to Know by Karen Cleveland

4.5 you NEED TO READ it STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟 .5


In pursuit of a Russian sleeper cell on American soil, a CIA analyst uncovers a dangerous secret that will test her loyalty to the agency—and to her family.

What do you do when everything you trust might be a lie?

Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. 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—are 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?


A thrilling breath of fresh air! Just like many of you I am a thriller junkie…. and with the market so saturated with so many thrillers, this book stands apart and strong!

Vivian is a CIA operative focusing on Russia and in particular finding sleeper cells….. but even more importantly she is a mother of four young children….. so when a few clicks of the computer leads to putting her family in jeopardy… you definitely see Vivian’s mama bear come out….. Vivian and I probably have very little in common however we are both mothers and I could just relate so well to her need to protect her children at all costs…..

Truthfully when I first read the blurb to this book I wasn’t all that interested, just The idea of the CIA was a turn off….. fortunately I read some very favorable reviews from people that I trust the opinions of and decided I’d take a chance on this book….. I am so grateful that I did! This is a thriller with all those twists and turns that we all love, but with a brand new fresh approach…. I even found the spy stuff super intriguing and very authentic…..

I believe the plan is to turn this book into a movie? And if so I think it will make a fantastic movie….. very fast-paced, action-packed, definitely kept me on pins and needles……

Strongly recommend this! I realize I didn’t say much about the plot, but I want you to enjoy the journey as much as I did!

PS: DasVindaniya…. pardon me if my Russian is incorrect, but this is my way of giving major props to the stellar epilog of this book! And doesn’t that sound prettier than goodbye? Seriously say it out loud!

*** i’d like to thank Net Galley and the publishers for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review ***





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