The Girl From Belgrade

Fiction - Thriller - Espionage
274 Pages
Reviewed on 08/20/2023
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Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite

The Girl from Belgrade by John L. DeBoer is a spy thriller with plenty of twists and turns to hold you captive until the end. Alex Baker was a commander in the Special Investigation of the Air Force but now owns a travel agency selling tour packages. The sedate lifestyle suited Alex until it changed the day his father was assassinated. A female assassin targeted everyone who played a part in the Belgrade bombing, and Alex’s father was one of them. Before he knew it, Alex was back in his element and investigating the murders. His goal: catch the assassin before she kills someone else. It was a race against time; if he failed, he might be another casualty. Would Alex find the assassin before it was too late?

The story opened with a bang, and the author kept the momentum going until the end. I felt bad for our antagonist. She was hurt in the worst way possible and wanted everyone else to be hurt just as much. Alex was a great protagonist. He was very good at investigating what was happening and piecing the clues together. The plot was fantastic, and the mystery around the assassin was palpable. I could feel the tension and the stress Alex was going through. John L. DeBoer created the perfect environment for his characters to thrive. I connected with Alex quickly and understood his emotions better than I anticipated. The vivid descriptions made me feel like I was right next to Alex as he looked for clues or tried to make sense of the information. I loved how The Girl From Belgrade was not politically charged and had an honest-to-goodness suspense story that hooked me from the beginning. The pace was fast, the characters were well-rounded, and the story was remarkable! I loved it!