Woman in the Shadows

Woman in the Shadows

A Novel

Book - 2016
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Berlin, 1937. The city radiates glamour and ambition. But danger lurks in every shadow. Anna Hansen, a bride-to-be, is a pupil at one of Hitler's notorious Nazi Bride Schools, where young women are schooled on the art of being an SS officer's wife. Then, one night, she is brutally murdered and left in the gardens of the school. Her death will be hushed up and her life forgotten. Clara Vine is an actress at Berlin's famous Ufa studios by day and an undercover British Intelligence agent by night. She knew Anna and is disturbed by news of her death. She cannot understand why someone would want to cover it up, but she soon discovers that Anna's murder is linked to a far more ominous secret. With the newly abdicated Edward VIII and his wife, Wallis, set to arrive in Berlin, and the Mitford sisters dazzling on the social scene, Clara must work in the shadows to find the truth and send it back to London. It is a dangerous path she treads, and it will take everything she has to survive.
Publisher: Toronto :, Doubleday Canada,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780385682978
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY THY
Characteristics: 455 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: The winter garden


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Nov 05, 2017

Gave it a good try ie I read half of it. Found it too slow moving wth little action. It never seemed to go anywhere.

I found the writing style trite but the plot was fascinating. The author's note suggests some parts of the story are true. Overall an adequate effort bringing the work and risk of WWII women spies to the fore.

Nov 13, 2016

The second book in the Clara Vine series. THE FIRST BOOK: Black Roses SEEMS TO BE UNAVAILABLE

Oct 23, 2016

Pretty incredible... But it's a novel, so we can excuse her blatant read on history. Maybe she thought that including Hitler, Goebbel and Himmler in her novel, people would be interested. Well, I surely wasn't. It get a passible note, for the effort, but otherwise I would say to skip this piece of crap.

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