Lady is an entertaining young adult thriller that does not stop
Freeman is not your average grandma. She loves her grandchildren but has a
secret history of espionage that she keeps well away from them up in the
cupboard with the cake mix. But criminal minds have long memories and sooner or
later, if you have a history of fighting evil, your past will catch up with
you. Age, as it is often said, is no barrier. As Agatha’s comfortable
retirement is brutally interrupted, she leaps into action only to discover that
there is some truth in the old adage: if you think you’re going to get killed,
don’t bring the kids unless you need their help with technology.
have certainly changed since the days when Agatha fought to make the world a
better place, but revenge is immortal. Fellows keeps up our interest with characters,
young and old, whose motives are all too believable. As layers are
progressively added to the plot, the pace keeps moving without sentiment or
backward glances. I prefer this style, particular in a thriller, because the
reader has confidence that the author has a secure hold on the reigns. I knew
where I was, I knew what was going on and with whom. These are the trademarks
of a good storyteller. The plot was simple, expanded by colourful
characterization and plenty of action, but the intimations of a past that has
left traces of its glory days in its wake creates a web of mystery and allure.
There were some interesting leads here that I would like to see followed up in
message is clear: never underestimate Grandma.
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