Two strangers from different worlds – only war could bring them together.
1941. She is a celebrated writer stranded in Paris. He is an enigmatic foreigner with a dangerous secret. Together they must find a way to outwit the Nazis in order to survive.
Armed with a precious first edition of Finnegans Wake and an even more precious stash of cigarettes to barter with, Eleanor Gorton Clarke joins the sea of refugees escaping Paris for the Spanish frontier. But when a stranger kills two German soldiers to save her life, Eleanor is forced on the run with her rescuer, pursued by a detective from the Wehrmacht. The unlikely pair come from vastly different worlds and despise each other at first. But as the hunt for them escalates and they are forced to become allies to survive, a powerful attraction erupts between them. As their pursuer begins to close the net, a heartbreaking discovery forces Eleanor to experience something she was supposed to know all about – the true nature of love.
“A tautly paced and thrilling chase that hurls you towards a revelatory finish.” MARTA DUSSELDORP