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An everyday heroine,
This review is from: Trapeze (Paperback)
Please note this novel is also known as 'The Girl who fell from the sky'.
Marian Sutro is a young woman recruited by the British to go to occupied France and work with the resistance there and fulfill a particular mission - to encourage her first love, a nuclear scientist, to escape to England and help in the nuclear race.
The story starts with her recruitment and training and immediately involves you with the hopes, fears of a normal woman being trained in espionage and dropped into a Nazi-occupied France that is now barely recognisable. There is a great sense of threat and tension in the book and the reader really gets a sense of the period and the danger these everyday heroes faced.
Marian Sutro is a flawed, imperfect spy with baggage from her youth and unsure of her feelings - there is her old love and a exasperating new one too. Set against a backdrop of the nuclear race to build the bomb, betrayal, treachery and the constant fear of capture.
This is a gripping adventure story, a fictional account but based on real events, that kept me on tenter-hooks till the very last page.
I read this on my Kindle. E-book received from NetGalley.