Tuesday 23 January 2018

Need To Know by Karen Cleveland #BlogTour #NeedToKnowBook @karecleve @TransworldBooks #Giveaway #Win

Vivian Miller is a CIA analyst assigned to uncover Russian sleeper cells in the USA. After accessing the computer of a potential Russian spy, she stumbles on a secret dossier of deep-cover agents living in her own country. Five seemingly normal people living in plain sight.

A few clicks later, everything that matters to Vivian is threatened - her job, her husband, even her four children . . .

Vivian has vowed to defend her country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. But now she's facing impossible choices. Torn between loyalty and betrayal, allegiance and treason, love and suspicion, who can she trust?

Will her next move be the right one?

Need To Know by Karen Cleveland is published in hardback by Transworld Books on 25 January 2018 and is the author's debut novel.
I read and reviewed Need To Know here on Random Things last month. I adored it! It's clever and thrilling and I highly recommend it.
Don't just take my word for it though, have a look at some of these:

‘You'll devour this terrific debut like the rest of us, skipping lunch, losing sleep, turning pages until the end.’ JOHN GRISHAM

‘Karen Cleveland is the real deal – an exciting new voice in thrillers.’ PATRICIA CORNWELL

‘If you liked The Couple Next Door, try Need To Know by Karen Cleveland . . . Thrillers don't get much more twisty and turny than this one. If you don't mind staying up reading til 3am, this is the one for you. BBC Arts and Entertainment ‘Books To Look Out For in 2018’

‘Prediction: if you read chapter one, you’ll read chapter two. If you read chapter two, you’ll miss dinner, stay up far too late, and feel tired at work tomorrow. This is that kind of book. Superb.’ LEE CHILD

‘Hold on tight! What a story, brilliantly told. A gripping espionage thriller with real psychological depth. More modern than tomorrow.’ TERRY HAYES

‘I raced through this gripping tale of domesticity and deceit. Cleveland deliciously ratchets up the tension at every turn . . . you won’t be able to put it down until the final, stunning page!’ SHARI LAPENA

‘Heart-poundingly suspenseful and heart-wrenchingly insightful, Need to Know hums with authentic detail, crisp storytelling, and characters that will long stay in your thoughts.’ J. P. DELANEY

‘An early contender for next year's Gone Girl.’ British GQ

‘Dramatic and gripping . . . a tense and original thriller.’ Literary Review

I have one hardback copy of Need To Know to giveaway to one reader of Random Things Through My Letterbox. Entry is simple, just leave me a comment on this blog post and tell me something that I really #NeedToKnow.
The giveaway will stay open for seven days when I will pick one winner, please let me know in your comments how I can contact you; email, Twitter, etc.
UK entries only please.        GOOD LUCK!

Please do check out the the other stops on the Blog Tour over the next week or so:

Karen Cleveland spent eight years as a CIA analyst, the last six in counterterrorism. 
She has master’s degrees from Trinity College Dublin, where she studied as a Fulbright Scholar, and from Harvard University. 

She lives in northern Virginia with her husband and two young kids.

Find out more at www.karen-cleveland.com
Find her Author page on Facebook


  1. What do you #NeedToKnow?! Erm, I've stopped watching CBB! ����

    1. Ahhh Sarah, after all these years! It's been an interesting series this time, although I've heard rumours that this year is the last year! Good luck with the competition x

  2. You #needtoknow ... never eat yellow snow ����

  3. I think you #NeedToKnow this sounds just my kind of read!

    1. I think I know that Linda, it would be perfect for you!

  4. Ummm. You need to know that each morning is a new day. New chance at life. A clean state. :)

  5. "Almost” is the longest word in English with all the letters in alphabetical order. #NeedToKnow

  6. You #NeedToKnow that I still have my favourite books from my childhood, 50+ yrs ago. So it's really important to buy children special books to treasure and keep.

  7. You #Needtoknow to make the most of every minute, life has a habit of being unpredictable

  8. Something you need to know.... When I have bad wind... I blame it on oliver.. Or the dog!! Marie

  9. You #needtoknow that the revamp of dancing on ice isn’t as good as when it was on four years ago! Been after this book for agggges

  10. You #needtoknow that I would give this to my husband (maybe for his birthday, don't tell him!) if I was lucky enough to win a copy. 😊

    (And that this might be a duplicate comment as I find it really hard to comment from my phone 🙄)

  11. You need to know that my new years resolution was to read more books and this sounds right up my street :)