I wasn’t sure if I’d like this book at first. The beginning hit the ground running with a murder of a model in the mansion of an extremely wealthy foreigner. Then we met Toby, the main character. I thought I’d quit the book after reading a few pages, but I’m glad I didn’t. The Abigail Affair by Timothy Frost is a fun spy – thriller – suspense – amateur sleuth kind of story.
Toby is kind of a goofball, but he is very likable and has a lot of humorous lines. The writing style reminds me of something similar to the “young adult” genre in some parts, but this is not a book that is appropriate for children (some swearing, sexual innuendo, violence). The plot became more and more exciting as the book went on, there were actually some places were I honestly couldn’t put it down. The trouble with reading e-books is that if you don’t pay close attention to the counter along the bottom, you don’t realize that the book is ending. So, I was constantly aware of how much “time” I had left because I was really enjoying the action filled and fast paced story.
There were some parts that were unbelievable (like a CIA agent ever admitting they work for the CIA), but all in all, it was a fun, exciting book to read with a lot of humor mixed in thanks to Toby, the poor little rich boy who needed to grow up fast and thanks to a crazy Russian multi-billionaire, the Royal Navy, the FBI, CIA, MI6, a the prince of England and an assortment of other colorful characters, he did in the most delightful way.