Top positive review
An uplifting and heartbreaking story of betrayal and loyalty over 2 World Wars
23 October 2018
A brilliant tale of love of country and family coupled with the bitter betrayals involving the same people in occupied France during both World Wars and the fate that awaits collaborators when the firing finally ends. Kate Quinn has woven a novel around the true events of enormous courage carried out by French women spies during the occupation of France during both World Wars and the PTSD that affected these women in the years after the Wars when all everyone wanted to do was forget that these women had ever been involved in such unsavoury (the sentiments of time, not those of this reviewer) conduct and it was time for women to return to the home and kitchen, where they belonged. The efforts of these women did much to save lives and assist in the war effort, even if some of the intelligence i.e. of the coming massive push by the Germans at Verdun which could have saved thousands of lives both Allied and German had it not been dismissed by the French Generals! The heartfelt feelings that justice had not only been done but, seen to be done when collaborators were tracked down and exposed as well as the lessons learned of being able to finally let it all go and live again. Can't wait for the next book The Huntress to be released early next year.