An inspiring, heartbreaking and compelling read.

After World War II, Charlie St. Clair (college drop-out, unmarried and pregnant) embarks on a mission to find her cousin, missing since the War. She meets Eve, a cantankerous middle-aged drunk, who Charlie believes has a clue to her cousin's disappearance. For reasons Charlie doesn't understand at first, Eve and her driver Finn agree to help her search.

Charlie's story is interwoven with Eve's flashbacks to the Great War and her time as a spy in enemy-occupied France. Both story lines are engrossing and it was interesting to watch the characters develop. I really came to care for all of them. It was fascinating to discover how many of the details about the female spy network were based in historic fact.

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