Born to a French mother and an English father, Charlotte Bray has always felt like an outsider in her small Cornish fishing village. She spends her days on her father’s fishing boat, helping to feed a nation at war.
But the war brings devastation, and it’s not long until it reaches Charlotte’s front door. Her world is rocked and forever changed by tragedy.
With nothing left to lose, she accepts a mysterious invitation to work for the War Office as a spy. Nothing is as it seems, and she finds herself in Nazi-occupied Paris with a new identity.
Charlotte begins working under the sombre but handsome Frenchman Pierre Lesieur. But do his allegiances lie elsewhere?
With the Gestapo at every corner and networks falling all around her, Charlotte feels danger closing in on her.
And nothing is more dangerous than her growing feelings for Pierre.
Charlotte has been taught how to defend herself from the enemy. But not how to protect her heart . . .
What people are saying...
"A tense, nail-biting #WW2 French Resistance story, a perfect blend of thrilling action and romance. Who can she really trust? Had me hooked from first to last page."
Tania Crosse (historical novelist & saga writer)
"The more I read, the more I loved . . . It kept me guessing and invested until the very last page. The book was beautifully written. I highly recommend it."
"Victoria Cornwall is a skilled storyteller who makes you care about her characters and root for them as they tackle dangers and challenges. A thoroughly enjoyable read."
"I could not put this book down! I was rooting for the characters so much and I just absolutely needed them to survive . . . Couldn’t recommend this book enough! One of my favourites of the year so far."
"The writing was very good, and described the places and settings so well that you felt you were there with the agents, seeing what they saw, and going through the dangers as they lived them."
"The author was new to me and quite impressive. I will be reading the next in this series. If you enjoy WWII books, I highly recommend."
"If you like romance with your historical fiction, this is a good one because it is unpredictable yet believable . . . This is well-paced, well-researched and I highly recommend it."