“This was a pretty decent read. It's about a well educated young lady who is approach by her Oxford Don tutor to work for the British spy service. Once there, she's relegated to doing file work (the book is set in the early 1970s), before being approached by her bosses to act as a "honey trap" in a plan they've hatched.
This wasn't a bad read, but I felt it dragged a little in places. It could have done with a bit of pace in places before the honey trap started. That said, I've read somewhere that McEwan wanted to write about the 1970s in this book, which he has, but he hasn't written much about it (which is probably a good thing, having just said it dragged) and what he's talked has been written from the point of view of an unreliable narrator who would be jokingly described as somewhat to the right of Genghis Khan these days.
That said, it was still an enjoyable enough read.”