Monday 27 February 2023

The Song of the Partisans by Kathryn Gauci

The Song of the Partisans
Kathryn Gauci


A PREMIER Readers’ Award

Premier Readers’ Award is honoured to books that receive exceptional high evaluations from Chill Readers.

This book is shortlisted for Book of the Month.

“When she closed her eyes, the faces of those she had killed, surfaced like a grotesque scene from a Gothic novel. She had blood on her hands, and it could never be washed away.”

April 1944, Paris: Simone Guillot is ordered to shoot a collaborator before being sent to work with the Resistance in Reims, 150 Km to the east. Travelling under a new identity, she takes a position as a nurse/companion to the elderly matriarch of a renowned Champagne House, sympathetic to the Resistance.
The Allied invasion of mainland Europe is expected any day. As Frenchmen and women of the Maquis stockpile weapons and explosives in readiness for D-day, the Wehrmacht and Gestapo redouble their efforts to identify the ‘terrorists’ and stamp out the Resistance. Trained as a saboteur and sniper, Simone is forced to kill again, not once but several times. When she is assigned one final, near impossible mission, she finds herself trapped in a deadly cat and mouse game with a high-ranking German officer. Can she kill again – in cold blood this time?

Well-researched and based on the lives of those who served in the Maquis and Resistance, this is an epic story, part historical, part thriller, that will stay with you long after you have finished the book.

Pages: 288
Genre: Historical Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Fiction

The Song of the Partisans

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much. I am honoured to receive this wonderful award and thank the readers for their lovely comments too.