A World War II Spy Thriller by Cristina Loggia
Today’s Book Review is Lucifer’s Game- a fast paced spy thriller that takes place during World War II. I liked the premise from the start in that it takes place in Italy from the perspective of numerous characters. I feel most World War II books I read usually focus on either Germany or Paris, so the Italian perspective was refreshing.
The book had a slow start, but once it got going, I was hooked. I was invested in the characters and their stories and found them to be three dimensional and sympathetic. Loggia even managed to make a Nazi soldier likeable!
My only criticism would be I felt there were too many POVs. There was also no warning when they switched POV, like a chapter or section heading, so sometimes it was a little startling and I needed time to get grounded in the new character’s perspective which was a bit distracting.
But overall, this book is definitely worth a read! The stakes are high, the twists are believable and unexpected and I learned a lot without feeling like the author was info dumping (Always a concern in historical fiction.) Can’t wait to read more from Loggia in the future!