Source: Hodder & Stoughton
This had been a compelling story; of lies, betrayal and of course murder. It is a slow paced story, but addictive and beautiful that will make us revive the war in a different way... Ready to know the truth?
"Should you ask me of D-Day, I would say
'Cataracts', for that night the sky roared, pulsing
Wave upon wave of heavy-bellied engines;
And afterwards, in blue morning, crimson roses,
I found, had fallen from their fence-board moorings,
Falling, cascading - not like blood, nor rubies,
Nor fire, nor any metaphor...
A waterfall of English roses...
Come the third cataract, a lone lark singing,
High, high above the empty planes-ways, hidden
Among the sunbeams..."
Should You Ask Me, Vera Rich
The story is powerful, the characters feel real and the background of the war makes the story more dark and dangerous feeling the oppressive situation Britain was living. It was a delightful read!
This is the first book I've read by Marianne Kavanagh, but it was a great discovery and I can't wait to read her next novels.
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