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This week I’ve chosen Archangel by Robert Harris a fantastic thriller set in Russia.

9780099527930When historian Fluke Kelso learns of the existence of a secret notebook belonging to Josef Stalin he is determined to track it down, whatever the consequences. From the violent political intrigue and decadence of modern Moscow he heads north – to the vast forests surrounding the White Sea port of Archangel, and a terrifying encounter with Russia’s unburied past.



This has got such a great plot with so many lots of twists and turns that I really didn’t know who to trust until the very end. All the characters were believable and the tension throughout really did keep the pace going. I felt like I’d actually been to Russia and really enjoyed the wonderful descriptions of the country. This really is a first class thriller with a very satisfying ending.