1942. Occupied France. A time of courage, betrayal, loyalty - and love.
An epic wartime novel from the No.1 bestselling author of LABYRINTH and SEPULCHRE.
An gripping story of war, love and sacrifice, from the No.1 bestselling author of LABYRINTH and THE BURNING CHAMBERS.
1942, Nazi-occupied France. Sandrine, a spirited and courageous nineteen-year-old, finds herself drawn into a Resistance group in Carcassonne - codenamed 'Citadel' - made up of ordinary women who are prepared to risk everything for what is right.
And when she meets Raoul, they discover a shared passion for the cause, for their homeland, and for each other.
But in a world where the enemy now lies in every shadow - where neighbour informs on neighbour; where friends disappear without warning and often without trace - love can demand the highest price of all...
'A thrilling adventure and a truly epic love story' Kate Saunders, THE TIMES
'This action-packed epic contains everything we've come to expect - mystery, adventure and long-buried secrets' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'Nobody beats Mosse for local texture and atmosphere. As the call to the resistance sounds over the land, she orchestrates a shattering climax' SUNDAY TIMES
'A deeply satisfying literary adventure, brimming with all the romance, treachery and cliffhangers you would expect' OBSERVER
Kate is the Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction (previously the Orange Prize) and in June 2013, was awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to literature. She lives in Sussex.