The Scent of Secrets: A Novel (Clara Vine)
- Publish Date: 2015-09-15
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Jane Thynne
Set in Europe, in 1938, during the tense run-up to war, and perfect for fans of Jacqueline Winspear, Charles Todd, Robert Harris, and Susan Elia MacNeal, this gripping historical novel features the half-British, half-German actress (and wholly covert spy) Clara Vine, who finds herself enmeshed in a dangerous game of subterfuge.
The colorful, lively streets of Paris come as a welcome relief to Clara Vine after the dour countenance of Berlin, where bunkers and bomb shelters are being dug, soldiers march the streets in their high boots, and Jewish residents rush to make it home before curfew. Though Clara is in Paris to make a film, her true work is never far from her mind. Approached by a British intelligence officer, Clara is initially confounded by his request: Get close to Eva Braun and glean as much as she can about the Fhrers plans and intentions. Clara has already established friendships with several high-ranking Nazi wives, but Eva Braun is another matter altogether. Hitler keeps his secret girlfriend obsessively hidden, fiercely guarding their relationship as well as Evas delicate psychological state. From the gilded halls of the decadent City of Light to the cobbled, quaint streets of Munich, and even to the chilling, rarefied air of the Berghof, Hitlers private mountaintop retreat, Clara flirts with discovery at every turnand a dangerous, devious plot unfolds.
Previously published in the U.K. as A War of Flowers
A brilliant tale of spies and secrets, of intense psychological drama, of edgy climax and one extraordinary heroine.Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author of A Hundred Summers
A compelling story of love and betrayal in Hitlers Berlin . . . Peppered with real-life characters, this series offers a fascinating glimpse of the extraordinary world of the Nazi wives.Daisy Goodwin, author of The American Heiress
An alluring blend of thrills, suspense, historic detail, and seduction.Susan Elia MacNeal, author of the Maggie Hope series
An extraordinary, absorbing read with an array of characters so real youre there with them as war looms, and a pace that sweeps you from page to page. This is indeed a winner!Charles Todd, author of Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries
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