The Secret Adversary Book Review

The Secret Adversary
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Published: 1922
Tommy and Tuppence, run into each other and meet for lunch, each sharing how the end of the war has plunged them into dire financial straits. The two form the Young Adventures Ltd. (as they are both young, broke, and in need of an adventure) and advertise that no offer or mission is refused. However, they soon find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy that could destroy England if they fail to take down the elusive…
4.6Overall Score

The Secret Adversary

Content Review: Language- – H—, d–n, and a– are used a few times each. – God’s name is used in vain occasionally. – There are a few uses of “darn” and “what ...

  • Plot
    4.8
  • Characters
    5.0
  • Pacing
    4.7
  • Themes
    4.0
  • Setting
    4.3

Content Review:
Language-
- H---, d--n, and a-- are used a few times each.
- God’s name is used in vain occasionally.
- There are a few uses of “darn” and “what the devil.”

Sexual-
- There is the occasional reference to lovers.

Violence-
- There is little to none violence, only a few gun wounds, etc.

Other-
- Older characters drink and smoke.

Note: I listened to the audiobook for the majority of this book, so I may have missed some minor content issues.

Personal Review:
What a fantastic book! Filled with memorable, likable characters and an intriguing plot, it’s now one of my favorite Agatha Christie books! I didn’t suspect the villain and every plot twist held me captive. The plot was seamlessly woven and well-written. Fast-paced and enthralling, the action only stopped to make room for the sweet, classy, slow burn romance. The intensity was alleviated by bits of humor. A good mystery can hold the reader’s attention without unnecessary gore, and this adventure did just that. Although I was slightly doubtful that I would love the Young Adventurers as much as the sophisticated Belgian and his little grey cells, but I ended up enjoying the book immensely. This is definitely an Agatha Christie series I’ll return to.

Themes:
-Self-sacrifice
-Perseverance
-Justice