Need to Know

Need to Know

In pursuit of a Russian sleeper cell on American soil, a CIA analyst uncovers a dangerous secret that will test her loyalty to the agency?and to her family. What do you do when everything you trust might be a lie? Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst assigned to uncover the leaders of Russian sleeper cells in the United States. On track for a much-nee In pursuit of a Russian sleeper cell on American soil, a CIA analyst uncovers a dangerous secret that will test...

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Title:Need to Know
Author:Karen Cleveland
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Genres:Thriller
ISBN:Need to Know
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages pages

Need to Know Reviews

  • Jenny (Reading Envy)
    Nov 28, 2017
    Written by a former CIA analyst in counter-terrorism, this quick read explores the idea of Russian sleeper agents, but inside a family. Perfect for fans of the best spy show around, The Americans. Although I could have used a bit more complexity, I still enjoyed the read. Thanks to ...
  • Carol
    Dec 04, 2017
    The Hook - Recommendation by Michael Kindness, voracious reader and Sales Rep for Penguin Random House, in an interview on Book Cougars Podcast, Episode 39 hosted by Chris Wolak and Emily Fine. I trust Michael, and for that matter, Ann Kingman, longtime hosts of the Booksonthenightstan...
  • Taryn
    Nov 03, 2017
    Fun and fast-paced! CIA counterintelligence analyst Vivian is closetoa big breakthrough at work. Her department is trying to findRussian sleeperagents livingin the United States and she's developed an algorithm to identify likely handlers.Her eagerness to break the case ...
  • Nikki (Saturday Nite Reader)
    Dec 02, 2017
    So, this review will not include much detail as I don't want to give anything away. Vivian Miller, our protagonist, is a CIA Analyst focusing on uncovering identities of Russian spies. Very early on in the book Vivian discovers information that will put her career and family in dang...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Jan 02, 2018
    This is an excellent political thriller! Vivian Miller works for the CIA and is assigned to the Russian division trying to uncover sleeper cells. One day, she is analyzing the computer of a known Russian operative and finds a folder named "Friends", when she opens it up her life is ...
  • Selena
    Jan 17, 2018
    I received a free electronic copy of Need To Know by Karen Cleveland from NetGalley for my honest review. This is an edge of your seat spy thriller. I loved the details and intensity that Karen Cleveland writes with. The characters in the book are wonderfully written. Vivian Miller,...
  • Cindy Burnett
    Dec 21, 2017
    4.5 stars What a book! Need to Know is a simply fantastic. I loved the premise (a bit like the TV show The Americans but in a book). With Russian interference in American politics constantly in the news, the story is timely and somewhat terrifying; the idea that Russian sleepers (Ru...
  • Liz
    Jan 18, 2018
    4.5 stars, rounded up I?m not a big fan of thrillers. But I saw a lot of positive reviews on GR about this book and decided to take a chance. And I?m so glad I did! Vivian Miller is a CIA counterintelligence agent searching for Russian sleeper spies in the US. She finally mana...
  • Diane S ☔
    Dec 15, 2017
    3.5 Vivian has been married to Tom for many years, they have four children together, the last two a set of twins, one that has medical problems. She also works for the CIA, as an analyst, working on the Russian problem of sleeper cells, trying to uncover agents embedded in the States. ...
  • Brenda
    Feb 15, 2018
    The first five chapters of this book were suspenseful and had me holding my breath, waiting to see what the protagonist, Vivian Miller, would decide. Viv is a CIA analyst working in Russian counterintelligence looking for sleeper cells in the U.S. She discovers something that is a suck...
  • Larry H
    Mar 20, 2018
    4.5 stars, rounded up. Wow, this was so good! If you're looking for a suspenseful thriller that will keep you guessing, one that seems tailor-made for the movies, look no further and pick up Karen Cleveland's Need to Know. (In fact, the film rights have already been sold to ...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Dec 22, 2017
    ????? / 5 Happy pub date to this beauty of a book! I absolutely L-O-V-E-D this spy thriller. Need to Know was a real page turner. Espionage and a whoooooooole lot of secrets. The story jumps between current day and goes back to when Vivian and her husband Matt first m...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    Sep 07, 2017
    This spy thriller novel is now on sale! A CIA counterintelligence analyst investigating Russian sleeper spies finds a face she never expected in a hidden file, and her world is immediately turned upside down. And it only gets more tense from there... Vivian Miller has been happil...
  • Linda
    Jan 24, 2018
    "The worst thing about being lied to is knowing you weren't worth the truth." (Unknown) Hunched apprehensibly over the keyboard of her computer, Vivian Miller's eyes seem to ache and burn with the prospect of something on the precipice of a break through. Her years as a CIA counteri...
  • Maureen
    Dec 15, 2017
    * Thank you to Random House UK for my 'wish for it copy' for which I have given an honest review in exchange* Vivian Miller is a CIA counterintelligence analyst - she's good at what she does, and has developed an algorithm which will enable her department to identify Russian sleeper...
  • Mary Beth *Traveling Sister*
    Feb 16, 2018
    4.5 stars Vivian Miller is a Counter Intelligence analyst for the CIA. She has four children and a husband. She is on a project where she under covers sleeper cells. Vivian uses someone else's computer and finds a picture that she isn't suppose to see. She is shocked. What she s...
  • Lisa
    Sep 02, 2017
    NEED TO KNOW KAREN CLEVELAND MY RATING ????? PUBLISHER Ballantine Books PUBLISHED January 23, 2018 A heart-wrenching counterintelligence thriller that is impossible to put down. SUMMARY Vivian Miller is a CIA counterintelligence analyst trying to identify Russ...
  • Jan
    Dec 06, 2017
    Holy guacamole, this ? is off the charts! ***Woot! Just read that this is being made into a movie, with Charlize Theron playing the lead, Vivian. This will play out well on the silver screen!*** Whether you are into political thrillers or not, I highly recommend you grab this ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    Aug 14, 2017
    I have read this book. That ending though. Highly Recommended. Sorry that is all I can tell you if I value my life.... ...
  • Faith
    Mar 18, 2018
    Don't read this expecting a spy thriller. I'm sure that this book will be made into a movie, a cheesy Lifetime network movie. In fact, some of the plot points have already been used in the TV series The Blacklist. If CIA agents really behave this way then perhaps "draining the swamp" i...
  • Rachel Hall
    Feb 02, 2018
    Domestic drama with a sideline in espionage, I am unsure whether Karen Cleveland?s debut novel is intended as a spy thriller aimed at female readers or simply an opportunity to cast a kick-ass female actress in the role of protagonist, Vivian Miller, a supermom and occasionally a cou...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader & Traveling Sister
    Dec 22, 2017
    5 stars - Not just ?Need to Know? but also ?Need to READ? ? ? ? ? ? Need to Know came highly recommended from several of my Goodreads friends. I read the blurb and wasn?t sure. To be honest, it sounded a little dry, based on my typical reading preferences, ...
  • Berit☀️✨Traveling Sister✨
    Jan 03, 2018
    4.5 you NEED TO READ it STARS????.5 A thrilling breath of fresh air! Just like many of you I am a thriller junkie.... and with the market so saturated with so many thrillers, this book stands apart and strong! Vivian is a CIA operative focusing on Russia and in parti...
  • Holly  B
    Jan 04, 2018
    Oh how I LOVED this book.... The illusion of a cheerful home is about to hit a major speed bump! This edge of your seat spy thriller is so addictive with the full steam plot, it kept me up all night reading! I love that this is a straight up spy thriller that isn't bogged down w...
  • Lou
    Nov 12, 2017
    In pursuit of a Russian sleeper cell on American soil, a CIA analyst uncovers a dangerous secret that will test her loyalty to the agency?and to her family. What do you do when everything you trust might be a lie? Vivian Miller is a dedicated CIA counterintelligence analyst ass...
  • Tammy
    Jan 20, 2018
    I really didn?t need to know about this book. While I didn?t hate it, I certainly didn?t love it. And, it?s not just that CIA counterintelligence analysts and Russian sleeper cells aren?t my usual fare. At the end of the first chapter I thought, ?now we?re cooking with oi...
  • Michelle
    Jan 25, 2018
    I really need to thank my Goodreads friends for writing such stellar reviews for this novel because I would of never requested this one otherwise. Political thrillers just aren't my thing. I saw this on NetGalley and kept passing it by but then all the reviews started pouring in and I ...
  • katwiththehat
    Jun 14, 2017
    Full Review: Thank you so much to Random House and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this thrilling spy novel by Karen Cleveland. I squealed when I saw I was approved to read this. I have been enthralled with the idea of Russian sleeper cells and the real/not-real dilemma an...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Mar 03, 2018
    5 stars! Wow ? I simply devoured this book! I felt like I was holding my breath the entire time waiting to see what would happen in the next sentence, paragraph, page, chapter?. This was a gripping, twisty, completely addictive, edge-of-your-seat thriller! I was drawn right int...
  • Darianne
    Jan 24, 2018
    The main character is a woman so mind-numbingly STUPID and easily manipulated that she is an incompetent CIA agent who lets her emotions get the better of her. Of course duty and oaths and all that mean nothing, because apparently you just throw all that by the wayside for the sake of ...