DOUBLE AGENTS AND DARK SECRETS. Two ordinary women become fearless spies in this bestselling Australian novel
'A masterpiece' SARAH JONES
'Another soon-to-be classic' Woman's Day
'Riveting and moving' The Australian Women's Weekly
Twenty-five years after the end of the war, ageing British SOE operative Noah Ainsworth can't stop thinking about the secret agent who saved his life in occupied France. He never knew her real name, nor whether she survived the war.
His daughter Charlotte begins a search for answers and discovers the story of Fleur and Chloe: two women called up by the SOE for deployment in France in 1943. But little do they know that they're at the mercy of a double agent within their ranks who is wreaking chaos. As Charlotte's search for answers continues, unsettling clues about the identity of the double agent come to light - and more shocking events are unearthed from the dangerous, dramatic last days of the war that lead to Chloe and Fleur's eventual fates.
'The author's research has captured the tension that those who lived through that time experienced at deep levels. Kelly Rimmer's scenes in both eras are fraught with anxiety, urging the reader to keep turning the page, anxious to learn about each character's experiences, right up to the very end' New York Journal of Books
'Emotionally compelling' Who Weekly
'A gripping page-turner inspired by a true story' New Idea
'Guaranteed to stay with you long after you have finished it' Canberra Weekly
'A beautifully written novel, a powerful story of hope, family, friendship and love amid great struggles and bravery' Good Reading
'A fast-paced tale of heroes, double agents and mystery' MICHELLE GABLE
Kelly Rimmer is the author of 13 historical and contemporary fiction novels, including The German Wife, The Warsaw Orphan, The Things We Cannot Say and Truths I Never Told You, with more than 2 million books sold. Her books have been translated into dozens of languages and have appeared on bestseller lists around the world, including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today. In 2022, Kelly purchased the Collins Booksellers Orange store. She lives in Mullion Creek with her family and a whole menagerie of badly behaved animals.