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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781035406319

Price: £10.99

ON SALE: 14th December 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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PARIS, 1940.

Three years ago, talented art restorer Sophie fled to Paris to escape the horrors of the Nazi regime. But now, with her beloved adoptive city under occupation, Sophie is forced to work at the renowned Jeu de Paume, restoring the art ruthlessly stolen from Jewish families.

Fabienne was a rising star of the glamorous Parisian art scene, until the Nazis put a stop to her craft. Mourning the loss of her husband, she’s a shadow of her former self – until her estranged sister-in-law Sophie arrives at her door with a stolen painting in hand.

The two women embark on a treacherous plan: to save stolen artwork by replacing it with skilful forgeries, right under the watchful eyes of the Nazis. But just how long can they sustain their masterful illusion?


‘Anyone who likes historical fiction with a hint of danger will enjoy this’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘This novel will keep the reader on the edge of their seat. If more than five stars were an option, this book would earn them⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Totally absorbing and I had to finish the novel once I had stared . . . a real page turner’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Clear your table, historical fiction lovers! This one deserves that coveted space’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
Stunning and compelling’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
The Paris Deception is so difficult to put down⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


The Paris Deception is a thrilling, often heartbreaking story of smuggled art and incredible female bravery set in Nazi-occupied Paris and the beautiful champagne country. The characters are deftly portrayed and the attention to detail makes this a fascinating and gripping read
Annie Lyons, bestselling author of The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett
A tense and thrilling tale of wartime art thefts, the bond of friendship and lost loves . . . The two women at the center of the story have the kind of heart, courage and compassion that makes you cheer for them and worry for them in equal measure. You won't be able to turn the pages fast enough
Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Secret
The Paris Deception is an engrossing tale filled with art, intrigue, and champagne. Turnbull has gifted readers with a complex heroine they can't help cheering for in the end
Kaia Alderson, author of Sisters in Arms
The Paris Deception is a moving and intimate look at two sisters-in-lawwhose friendship has fractured as the Second World War exacts its catastrophic moral, physical and emotional toll . . . Another thought-provoking, impressively researched and richly realized work from one of Canada's best historical fiction authors.
Natalie Jenner, USA Today bestselling author of The Jane Austen Society
The Paris Deception deceives, intrigues, and enthrals
Kate Quinn, bestselling author of The Rose Code
The Paris Deception is gripping, dramatic and packed with fascinating detail about the intricacies of art restoration and the theft of great paintings during WW2 . . . an involving read about love, trust and heart-stopping bravery.
Jill Mansell, bestselling author of Should I Tell You?
An impressive and meticulously researched reworking of one of the greatest scandals in art history, Bryn Turnbull's novel and her cast of engaging characters had me gripped from beginning to end.
Sarah Steele, author of The Schoolteacher of Saint-Michel
The Paris Deception immerses readers in the oppressive atmosphere of Occupied Paris, as two courageous women scheme to save masterpieces . . . Bryn Turnbull is a natural storyteller and her prose sparkles with all the fizz of vintage champagne. A tour de force!
Gill Paul, bestselling author of The Secret Wife
Turnbull effectively combines fascinating background on winemaking and art restoration and forgery with plenty of wartime suspense . . . This will be a page-turning delight for anyone who loves tale of women in the resistance, especially Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale