House of Cards

Posted March 20, 2014 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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House of Cards Book Cover House of Cards
Francis Urquhart
Michael Dobbs
Political Thriller
HarperCollins Fontana

The bestselling political thriller that introduced the scheming Francis Urguhart - the most memorable politician of the last decade.

Francis Urquhart is Chief Whip. He has his hands on every secret in politics - and is willing to betray them all to become Prime Minister. 

Mattie Storin is a tenacious young political correspondent. She faces the biggest challenge of her life when she stumbles upon a scandalous web of intrigue and financial corruption at the very highest levels. She is determined to reveal the truth, but she must risk everything to do so . . .


“Why waste a life in search of an epitaph? ‘Fondly Remembered’. Who other than a halfwit has that chiselled above his head?” 

This book caught my eye because I have heard so much about the TV series, though I have never seen it. 

Collecting and trading secrets is s dangerous game and calculating game and no one plays it better than Francis Urquhart. He set his sights on the Prime Minister position and will stop at nothing to have it. Can anything be more formidable than am man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants?

Truth and honor are what drive Mattie Storin every day and what drove her politics and becoming a correspondent. Her conviction is tested to its limits when she stumbles into the web of Urquhart’s deceit and games. 

“Politics requires sacrifice. The sacrifice of others, of course.” 

As far as political thrillers go, it is probably one of the best I have ever read. The book starts a bit slowly for my taste, but the writing is solid and I easily connected with the characters. It is a smart book. The plot was fun and dangerous and full of twists and turns. Once I settled in, I was captivated until the very end… OH! And the end??? WOW!!! Now that is how you end a book! 

Gripping, exciting and dangerously devious!

I give this British tale of deception and power 5 stars and pair it with what other than Beefeater Gin! 

This book was generously offered in exchange for an honest review.

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