The Spy's Wife - Chapter 1 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 1 Summary

The Spy's Wife by Reginald Hill is a mystery story as well as a character analysis. Molly Keatley is a comfortable, unassuming housewife whose life is turned upside down with the revelation that her journalist husband Sam is, in fact, a spy for the Russian government. Set in the time of the Cold War, Molly must discover her own way to deal with the secret as well as more family troubles in order to keep her sanity and reach a place of emotional security. The Spy's Wife is an investigation into human strength amid a world of lies and suspense, written by a well respected mystery writer, someone regarded as one of the best in his genre.

One early September morning, a housewife, Molly Keatley, is washing dishes in her kitchen when she hears her front door open. Aware that her husband has...

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