Almost Home

Almost Home

A Novel

Book - 2009
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Baker & Taylor
A young woman intelligence officer struggles to confront her haunting past while tackling a dangerous assignment of global proportions with origins tracing back to World War II.

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A young woman intelligence officer struggles to confront her haunting past while tackling a dangerous assignment of global proportions with origins tracing back to World War II. By the author of The Kommandant's Girl. 75,000 first printing.

Simon and Schuster
A breathtakingly poignant novel of suspense from one of fiction's newest leading voices.

From bestselling author and Quill award nominee Pam Jenoff comes a rich, ambitious, and startling novel about a woman who must face a past she'd rather forget in order to uncover a dangerous legacy that threatens her future.

Ten years ago, American Jordan Weiss's idyllic experience as a graduate student and coxswain at Cambridge was shattered when her boyfriend and fellow crewmember, Jared Short, drowned in the River Cam the night before the biggest race of the year. Since that time, Jordan, a State Department intelligence officer, has traveled the world on dangerous assignments but has managed to avoid returning to face her painful memories in England. When her terminally ill friend Sarah asks her to come to London, though, Jordan finds herself requesting a transfer to the one place she swore she'd never go again.

In London, Jordan attempts to settle into her new life, pushing aside her haunting memories and taking on an urgent mission beside rakish agent Sebastian Hodges. Shortly after her arrival, just when she thinks there's hope for a fresh start in England, she is approached by a former college classmate who makes a startling assertion. He tells her that Jared's death was not an accident, but that he was murdered.

Jordan quickly learns that Jared's death was indeed not an accident, and that his research on World War II had uncovered a shameful secret. But powerful forces with everything to lose will stop at nothing to keep the past buried. Soon, Jordan finds herself in grave peril as she struggles to find the answers that lie treacherously close to home, the truth that threatens to change her life forever, and the love that makes it all worth fighting for.

It is a journey that sweeps readers across England and back in time to reveal the incalculable dangers that lie in the wake of war. Fast-paced and impossible to put down, Almost Home establishes Pam Jenoff as one of the best new writers in the genre.

Publisher: New York, NY : Atria Books, 2009
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416590699
Characteristics: 376 p. ; 24 cm


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Apr 03, 2015

I was disappointed with this book. Some of Pam Jennoff's books have been very good reads but this was not one of them. I think that this books was a cliche' something we were taught to avoid in my english classes at school. I am not sure if I even want to read the sequel.

Sep 14, 2011

The plot had potential, with lots of twists & turns and characters who may or may not be who they present themselves as. The problem lies with the female lead. She is put forward as an experienced State Dept. (and part time CIA) agent. However, she continually makes rash, seat of her pants decisions, has emotional outbursts and almost seems afraid of her own shadow at times. Really? I guess I assumed these agents would be highly trained professionals. My bad.

MerlinsMum May 13, 2011

Interesting book but the ending didn't ring true.


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