Woman. Wife. Smuggler. Spy . . . A thrilling and heart-wrenching novel inspired by the astonishing real life story of Nancy Wake. Perfect for fans of Suzanne Goldring’s MY NAME IS EVA, Kate Quinn’s THE ALICE NETWORK and Imogen Kealey’s LIBERATION, soon to be a blockbuster movie. In 1936 Nancy Wake is a foreign correspondent in Paris who witnesses first-hand the terror of Hitler’s rise in Europe. When Nancy falls in love with handsome French industrialist and playboy Henri Fiocca, no sooner has she agreed to marry him than the Germans invade France and Nancy is forced to take on her first code name. Her remarkable ability to evade capture when smuggling Allied soldiers across borders earns her a nickname from the Gestapo: the White Mouse. When she leaves France to train in espionage with an elite special forces group in London she becomes Hélène. Then, when she returns to France with a new mission, she is the deadly Madame Andrée. But the closer Frances gets to liberation, the more exposed Nancy – and the people she loves – will become. Inspired by true wartime events, Code Name Hélène is a gripping and moving story of extraordinary courage, unfaltering resolve, remarkable sacrifice – and enduring love.
Just some of the 5-star reader reviews for Code Name Hélène:
‘This is the next book I won’t be able to stop talking about…so, so good!‘ 5 stars (Goodreads reviewer) ‘I finished this a few weeks ago and I’m still thinking about Helene . . . exceptional‘ 5 stars (Goodreads reviewer)
‘Will have you turning off phones and TVs and staying up late to read it’ 5 stars (Goodreads reviewer)