OH. MY. WORD. Is this book AMAZING!!! The Songbird and the Spy is the first novel I‘ve read by J‘nell Ciesielski, but it most definitely will not be my last. Ciesielski is a seriously talented author. The Songbird and the Spy is a captivating, suspenseful novel that had me on the edge of my seat throughout the entire read. This is a story I did not want to put down.