Viv Young also says, "The plot of The Spoiler rattles along with slow-burning subplots that manage to keep the reader engaged. If the reveals are a little disappointing in their substance, Ms. McAfee makes up for this with her witty execution. When the story—and Sim’s—concludes, the reader is indeed left with a strong flavor of what really goes on in the business of newspaper journalism—and it isn’t a very nice taste".
"Set in the late 1990s, when the Internet was considered a mere fad, The Spoiler is a story of two London-based journalists who span the spectrum of age, ability and integrity"
To read New York Journal of Books reviewer Viv Young's full review of "The Spoiler" by Annalena McAfee visit http://www.nyjournalofbooks.com/
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