The Alice Network by Kate Quinn is a stunning book that brings to life the dangerous world of female espionage agents in World War I. The "present day" of the novel is two years post-World War II, and American Charlie St. Clair sets off to find her cousin, missing since the last days of the fall of France. She enlists the help of the mysterious Eve Gardiner, whose story as a spy in the Alice Network in France is interwoven through the novel in flashback. As Eve comes to terms with the great tragedy of her own past, Charlie learns to accept herself and her own choices in a powerful story of personal redemption. Based on the author's research into this little-known slice of Great War history, this is fantastic historical fiction. I could not put the book down. Recommended by Sarah.
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