Reese Witherspoon is letting me down. The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott wasn’t a great read for me (following my disappointment with her other pick, The Whisper Network). The premise of The Secrets We Kept was a good one – Amazon says: “A thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty, and of sacrifice–inspired by the true story of the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts and minds of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the twentieth century: Doctor Zhivago.” (Clearly I’ve gotten lazy and am not even writing my own synopses!) However, the execution left a lot to be desired. I was, frankly, bored by this story. It could have held much more intrigue and excitement. Perhaps part of the issue for me is that I haven’t read Doctor Zhivago, but nevertheless, this was one to skip for me.
You’ve confirmed what I feared about this book. Why the hype??
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I don’t know why this gets so much hype except that it’s an interesting idea for a novel…