An enthralling breakout novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn about a female spy recruited to the real life Alice Network in France during World War I and an American socialite in 1947 searching for a cousin lost in the war.
1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her little problem taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.
1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the Queen of Spies, who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.
Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth, no matter where it leads.
About Kate Quinn
Kate Quinn is a native of southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Classical Voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga, and two books in the Italian Renaissance, before turning to the 20th century with The Alice Network. All have been translated into multiple languages.
Kate and her husband now live in Maryland with two black dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia, and her interests include opera, action movies, cooking, and the Boston Red Sox.
Amazing historical fiction... a must read. Historical Novel Society, Editor’s Choice
A powerful story filled with daring and intrigue, The Alice Network will hook readers from the first page and take them on an unforgettable journey. Chanel Cleeton, author of Next Year in Havana
Kate Quinn strums the chords of every human emotion with two storylines that race over continents and through decades to converge in one explosive ending. Marci Jefferson, author of Enchantress of Paris