Quick Reviews of Notable New Books
Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan
Reviewer: Zoe Saint-Paul; age 44; married with two children; Baltimore.
Zoe’s assessment: Set in 1972, this story of espionage, temptation, and deceit centers on Cambridge University graduate Serena Frome as she joins the ranks of Britain’s elite intelligence agency, M15, and falls for the subject whom she’s tracking. Although I wanted to like Serena, I ultimately found her too shallow and aloof to be engaging. Thankfully, the plot is entertaining and the writing is stellar, making Sweet Tooth a worthy companion for a long train ride or a vacation.
To buy: $27, amazon.com.