Please be aware, this is the UK title of the novel published in America and Canada as The Scent of Secrets.
August, 1938. Paris is a city living on its nerves and the threat of war hangs heavy as a distant thunderstorm on a summer's day.
British actress, Clara Vine, is in Paris to film her latest movie, having left Berlin under a cloud. Joseph Goebbels has become increasingly suspicious that Clara has been mingling in Berlin society and passing snippets of information to her contacts in the British Embassy. It would have been absurd, if it hadn't also been true…
With war becoming increasingly likely, Clara is approached by an undercover British operative, Guy Hamilton, who asks her to perform a task for her country: to befriend Eva Braun, Hitler's girlfriend, and to pass on any information she can gather.
Clara knows that to undertake this task is to put herself back in danger. But she also knows that soon she may have to do everything in her power to protect her country…
A must read
Viv Groskop, Red Magazine
Classy tale of suspense and intrigue... Thynne's grasp of the period is first-class and she has woven in a tender wartime love story.
Mail On Sunday, Best New Fiction
Jane Thynne is a remarkable author as rarely, if ever, have I read a series where each book is even better than the last and if, like me, you are fascinated by that period of history then you will thoroughly enjoy this series.