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. ‘Lawhon breathes new life into Nancy Wake’s extraordinary story. Rich and thoroughly researched, an exciting, well-written account of wartime valour and the protagonist’s qualities shine through’ The Times
‘This is the next book I won’t be able to stop talking about…so, so good!‘ 5 stars (Goodreads reviewer)
‘A gripping thriller based on the life of Nancy Wake… Lawhon’s vivid, fast-paced narrative will keep readers turning the pages’ Publishers Weekly
In 1936, foreign correspondent, Nancy Wake, witnesses first-hand the terror of Hitler’s rise in Europe. No sooner has Nancy met, fallen in love with and agreed to marry French industrialist Henri Fiocca, than the Germans invade France and force her to take on her first code name of many. The Gestapo call her the White Mouse for her remarkable ability to evade capture when smuggling Allied soldiers across borders. She becomes Hélène when she leaves France to train in espionage with an elite special forces group in London. Then, when she returns to France, 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: ‘I finished this a few weeks ago and I’m still thinking about Hélène . . . exceptional‘ 5 stars (Goodreads reviewer)
‘Will have you turning off phones and TVs and staying up late to read it’ 5 stars (Goodreads reviewer)