When an old man strikes up a conversation with her on the steps of St. Paul’s and makes a mystifying mention of murder and an oddly familiar comment about her grandmother, Kate Murray is intrigued. But she never gets to hear the rest of Andrew Deacon’s tale. Shocked by his unexpected death, she wonders whom this strange, old man is, and what the odd reference to her grandmother could mean. Interest piqued by the story never told, Kate becomes drawn into an investigation, uncovering secrets about the grandmother she thought she knew and a man she never did. Soon she is caught up in a dangerous whirlwind of events that takes her back into her grandmother’s mysterious wartime past and across the Atlantic as she tries to retrace Deacon’s footsteps.
Finding out the truth is not so simple, however, as only a few people are still alive who know the story...and Kate soon realizes that her questions are putting their lives in danger. Stalked by an unknown and sinister enemy, and facing death every step of the way, Kate must use her tough journalistic instinct to find the answers from the past in order to have a future.
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Emma Cole studied politics and international development at university, and has worked as a museum curator. She has previously published books under the name Susanna Kearsley including The Shadowy Horses, The Splendour Falls, and Mariana, which won the prestigious Catherine Cookson Literary Prize. She lives in Ontario, Canada.Review:
An entertaining romp through continents and decades with a well-researched background and believable characters. Bookbag thinks that it would make a good holiday read. (The Bookbag)
I LOVED this book. It was one of those I didn't want to end... I highly recommend this novel to anyone who loves mysteries, stories set in WWII or just a damn good read. (Book Reviews from Lady Tess)
While this mystery was fast paced and suspenseful, the strength of the plot for me was the lovely back-story that unfolded of two ordinary people making an extraordinary sacrifice as part of their duty during the war... A bit of a departure for me as I don't usually read many contemporaries, but a treat if you are looking for something unique from Susanna Kearsley. (Books, Belles, and Beaux)
I don’t usually read spy novels, but I thought that this one was excellent, with just the right amount of suspense thrown in. (A Girl Walks Into A Bookstore)
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Book Description Allison & Busby, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. perfect. Bookseller Inventory # 455-100217003
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