Australian Independent Bookseller

All the best books from your local independent bookseller

The Spy’s Wife

The Spy’s Wife

by Fiona McIntosh

The highly anticipated new historical adventure from the bestselling author of The Champagne War.

Format
Paperback
Category
Fiction
Publisher
Penguin Random House
Publish Date
November 2021

Evie, a widow and stationmaster's daughter, can't help but look out for the weekly visit of the handsome man she and her sister call the Southerner on their train platform in the wilds of northern England. When polite salutations shift to friendly conversations, they become captivated by each other. After so much sorrow, the childless Evie can't believe love and the chance for her own family have come into her life again. With rumours coming out of Germany that Hitler may be stirring up war, local English authorities have warned against spies. Even Evie becomes suspicious of her new suitor, Roger. But all is not what it seems. When Roger is arrested, Evie comes up with an audacious plan to prove his innocence that means moving to Germany and working as a British counter-spy. Wearing the disguise of dutiful, naive wife, Evie must charm the Nazi Party’s dangerous officials to bring home hard evidence of war mongering on the Führer’s part. But in this game of cat and mouse, it seems everyone has an ulterior motive, and Evie finds it impossible to know who to trust. With lives on the line, ultimate sacrifices will be made as she wrestles between her patriotism and saving the man she loves. From the windswept moors of the Yorkshire dales to the noisy beer halls of Munich and grand country estates in the picture-book Bavarian mountains, this is a lively and high-stakes thriller that will keep you second-guessing until the very end.

Other titles you should consider ...

The Midnight Lock

Jeffery Deaver

The Russian Wife

Barry Maitland

Kill Your Brother

Jack Heath

Cytonic

Brandon Sanderson

Not all products are available in all stores.