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