The Alice Network - Kate Quinn

The Alice Network

By Kate Quinn

  • Release Date: 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 3,067 Ratings

Description

Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn's next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS

NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER

#1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER

One of NPR's Best Books of the Year!

One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year!

Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick!

The Girly Book Club Book of the Year!

A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub

In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.

1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.

Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.

“Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter

Reviews

  • Great read!

    5
    By Rolyat75
    Amazing read! Truly kept me enthralled and extra credit that it’s based on historical persons.
  • Excellent historical fiction

    5
    By EM fit
    This really had it all! So good, I was sad when it ended
  • Excellent read!

    5
    By KWRod
    Loved every detail about this book. Highly recommend!
  • But it NOW!

    5
    By 714nik
    Such a good book. Suspense, romance, & intriguing!! I don’t generally read historical fiction but this has been an eye opener! A MUST READ!!!
  • Who’s revenge

    5
    By Rio. Rita
    Riveting. Slow to start but then couldn’t put it down. Eve suffered so much .... a plight she shouldn’t have ... Good read
  • TUNNEL-RAT 79

    1
    By boringfilipinogirl
    GUESSS what I will have to add 🇵🇭✝️🇺🇸=🇵🇷
  • Extraordinary

    5
    By LauraMaeMak07
    This book is definitely a must read!!!
  • Terrific story!

    4
    By AuntJannie
    Fascinating tale. I gave it four stars only because the writing wasn’t as good as the story. That said, I enjoyed it very much.
  • The best book I have read in a long time!

    5
    By Lainie Amethyst
    Wow! From the very beginning, this book is a page turner! I loved the parallel story lines and I truly cared what happened to Charlie and Eve. I highly recommend this book! I rarely give five star ratings but this book deserved it!
  • Very engaging

    5
    By the steady reader
    Story is well told. Reader is engaged in the lives of these two women. Powerful story of espionage, struggle, and relationships. A great read!