The New Girl (Gabriel Allon #19) by Daniel Silva

The New Girl (Gabriel Allon #19)

At an exclusive private school in Switzerland, mystery surrounds the identity of the beautiful girl who arrives each morning and leaves each afternoon in a heavily protected motorcade fit for a head of state. She is said to be the daughter of a wealthy international businessman. She is not. And when she is brutally kidnapped across the border in the Haute-Savoie region of France, Gabriel Allon, the legendary chief of Israeli intelligence, is thru...

Details The New Girl (Gabriel Allon #19)

TitleThe New Girl (Gabriel Allon #19)
Release DateJul 16th, 2019
PublisherHarper Collins Publishers
GenreFiction, Thriller, Spy Thriller, Espionage, Mystery

Reviews The New Girl (Gabriel Allon #19)

  • Tim
    A spectacularly lackluster effort by one of my usually reliable and favorite authors. Not this time. 3 of 10 stars
  • Lynn Horton
    This is somewhere between a 4- and 5-star book for me, but since Silva has proven that, for the 19th time, he's my favorite author, I'm going with 5.The New Girl is vintage Silva: rapid-fire pacing, shifting locations, international intrigue, clearly defined characters, and crisp dialogue. I love everything about his writing and construction, and think Gabriel Allon is one of the best (if not THE best) protagonists out there. I relate to Allon in...
  • Amy Peck
    Why can’t I read slower?Whenever I’m about to start reading the newest Gabriel Allon book from Daniel Silva, I always tell myself to read it slowly. Let the enjoyment that will overcome me when reading it last a little longer. Yep, I tell myself that every time. And every time I am able to go slowly at first but the more I read, the more involved I become with Gabriel and Ciara and Keller and Mikhail and Eli and Ari and Seymour with his wife...
  • Skip
    Silva's Gabriel Allon series remains one of the best as Silva's understanding of Middle Eastern politics shines: hatred between the two Muslim sects, between the hardliners and reformists, and the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict. A young girl is kidnapped from a private school in Switzerland, and the ransom demand is that the crown prince of Saud Arabia (Khalid bin Mohammed) abdicate his claim to the throne. As a known reformer, KBM has a legion of...
  • MicheleReader
    4.25Clear your calendar and dig in. We are once again treated to the adventures of Gabriel Allon and his world of intrigue. This latest installment is another strong story. The daughter of the Saudi Crown Prince is kidnapped and Gabriel is persuaded to help save her and also help keep the Prince from having to relinquish his ascension as the next king of Saudi Arabia. A wide range of colorful characters help keep this "ripped from the headlines" ...
  • Judie
    Daniel Silva’s Gabriel Allon series is addictive. As usual, THE NEW GIRL is loosely based on recent events and moves into what could happen later on.While Allon is now older than 65 and heads Mossad, he still finds himself in the center of action. In THE NEW GIRL, he gets pulled in by the future king of Saudi Arabia, Prince Khalid, when Khalid’s twelve-year-old daughter, his only child, is kidnaped in Switzerland. Allon had great expectations...
  • kartik narayanan
    Read the full review at my site Digital AmritIntroductionThe New Girl is 19th book in the Gabriel Allon series, by Daniel Silva. In case you are new to it, Gabriel Allon (the protagonist) is an Israeli assassin who also happens to be one of the best artists/restorers in the world. During the course of the series, he suffers from heart break, finds new love and matches wits with the 'enemy' of the month. This series is definitely written with the ...
  • Julie Durnell
    Wow! This was the best Allon yet in my opinion! Daniel Silva is a master of this genre and how he keeps writing one a year of this caliber is just amazing. The afterword is a chilling reminder of how this story mirrors certain current headlines; too bad it isn't just all fiction.
  • victor
    The Summer is here, July is upon us and that can only mean that the time has come for another Gabriel Allon adventure from the #1 New York Times Best-selling and award-winning thriller author Daniel Silva. This year’s book is the 19th in this amazing series of thrillers and it’s called The New Girl.I listened to The New Girl in one session, ignoring work, phone calls and I can’t remember what I ate while listening… My immersion was comple...
  • Sahitya
    I was quite skeptical about reading this book because of its storyline and the real life person on whom it is based. But I’m also a huge fan of the series, so I decided to give it a try. I was very glad to read the author’s clarification in the foreword and that surely made me a little excited to read. While this was a very fast paced read and I finished it in just a few hours, I won’t say this is one of his finer stories. It was quite enga...
  • Monnie
    In the interest of full disclosure, this series (more specifically, art restorer and accomplished Israeli spy Gabriel Allon) has held the No. 1 spot on my Top 10 "heroes" list for quite a few years now. This is his 19th book; and I assure you he's in no danger of losing that lofty perch. The story is intricately woven with enough suspense to make me hold my breath here and there and the writing is, as always, exemplary. Add in the appearance of s...
  • David Putnam
    I came late to the Daniel Silva books and really loved The Widow and The Other Woman. These two books are the standard I hold all of his other books (future books to be read). I did not like this book to start out. There was too much back story and setting the plot that slowed the forward motion. After Silva got all of that out of the way he settled into his great story telling. I'm a third-close point of view or first person kind of reader, his ...
  • Ana Maria Rivera
    Once again Daniel Silva has proven my point: that you don't actually need 8 hours of sleep and you are still able to go to work next morning after staying up all night with one of his book. That said, damn. Where do I start?... oh yes by saying book # 19 of the series is absolutely freaking fucking fantastic amazing.A jaw drop perfect combination of well known characters by now, a fantastic trip around amazing places around the world, an unexpect...
  • Darcy
    It's always interesting to see how Gabriel gets pulled into the cases he works on. With this one starting out with a little girl you knew that Gabriel would help despite who her father was. I hated that they all didn't see who was behind things at first, mostly because I hoped with the knowledge the outcome could have been better.Once everyone realized what was going on Gabriel played hard and fast with the truth. I feel like I should be bothered...
  • Kathy
    I do look forward to each new Gabriel Allon book, but I did not truly enjoy every little bit of this one due to harsh realities of our current world crises. No need to detail what this one was about as I'm sure it has gotten plenty of media attention. It includes the death of a journalist in Saudi Arabia, fresh from the pages of reality.Plots and counterplots amongst Russia, Great Britain, Israel, USA guided by Allon's vision; characters returnin...
    Daniel Silva draws inspiration from a variety of sources in his latest espionage thriller, "The New Girl." Silva focuses on Khalid bin Mohammed, a stand-in for thirty-three-year-old Mohammad bin Salman, the crown prince and likely future king of Saudi Arabia. Many believe that bin Salman ordered the brutal murder and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. MBS, as he is widely known, initially gave the impression that he woul...
  • Jim A
    Several twists make this a very good read. Silva brings back Sarah Bancroft, the former CIA operative, from a couple of previous novels. Other members of Allon's merry band are also present as usual. There is a lot of reference to the storyline and characters from The Other Woman, book 18 in the series. Probably more reference than Silva has used in past thrillers, other than Allon's basic backstory. A necessary read for any followers of the adve...
  • Inqiad Ali
    Gabriel Allon thrillers are the greatest. I am looking forward to the new book.
  • Barry
    This review marks the first time that I have rated a book by Daniel Silva as anything but five stars. The New Girl is a very fine book and I truly enjoyed it but it just wasn't, in my not so humble opinion, up to his usual standard, that standard being near perfection.The New Girl had many of the same characters that have populated Silva's earlier efforts and they were as interesting, deep and enjoyable as on previous occasions. He introduced a c...
  • Jo
    The New Girl (Gabriel Allon #19) by Daniel SilvaLegendary chief of Israeli intelligence Gabriel Allon is back in a new page-turning thriller, called into action when the daughter of the controversial crown prince of Saudi Arabia is kidnapped from her private school in Switzerland.Gabriel Allon is reticent about helping an enemy of the Jewish state, but because he has never really forgotten the death of his son at the hands of extremists he does w...
  • Rohit
    It was worth the wait. You can't put this book down once you start.
  • Jane Bedford-Crooks-Paredes
    The New Girl book is just more than what I anticipated since this master writer Daniel Silva last book. Very well written as I am having a difficult time stopping my reading to do daily tasks. Gabriel Allon heads Israeli Intelligence is using all his past vast experiences to help solve this situation of missing only daughter of a crown prince of Saudi Arabia/internationally known businessman. Daniel Silva books builds on each other as each book r...
  • Barry Smirnoff
    Another great summer pot boiler from Mr. SilvaEvery Summer for the past decade or so, I have looked forward to a new installment from the master spymaster Daniel Silva. This year’s story is a little different from his previous efforts. Using the recent murder of a Saudi journalist as source material, Silva has crafted another page turner that puts his hero, Gabriel Allon, at the center of the action. Allon is once again able to escape his admin...
  • Anna Amato
    DISCLAIMER: I received an ARC yesterday which guaranteed an honest review and no spoilers. I have read all Daniel Silva's Books sometimes in 2 or 3 days I read this in 8 hours with only brief stops. This is masterful and definitely his best. He makes no secret of the fact that he stopped after 250 pages because of current events and then thought of a way to redeem the leader of Saudi Arabia. By page 34 I was completely fascinated and having troub...
  • Germaine
    Very disappointed with this years instalment.It was very sluggish hence it taking nearly 2 weeks to read.
  • Lynda Filler
    As always, remarkableAs everyone knows, Gabriel Allon is my favorite fictional character of all time. DANIEL Silva never disappoints. This book is an easy 5 stars.
  • Rick
    This Gabriel Allon thriller was terrific. Excellent plot, wonderful characters, a bit of romance, lots of bad guys/gals, good plot. The only thing is - why is the book named The New Girl, referring to Rebecca Manning Philby, who has a minor role in the book?I suspect that most people will read this book in 2-3 days, as it is hard to put down.
  • Linda
    What can I one does it better than Daniel Silva!
  • Carol Schafer
    Read it too quickly. Darn. Now I have to wait another year for the next Daniel Silva book.
  • Nadim
    Addicting!Finished reading in one day and this is much better than the last one. Page-turner and hard to put down.Looking forward to the next one.