The Secret Messenger
|The Secret Messenger
The highly awaited new novel from the #1 Globe and Mail bestselling author of The German Midwife.
The world is at war, and Stella Jilani is leading a double life. By day she works in the lion’s den as atypist for the Reich; by night, she risks her life as a messenger for the Italian resistance. Against allodds, Stella must impart Nazi secrets, smuggle essential supplies and produce an undergroundnewspaper on her beloved typewriter.
But when German commander General Breugal becomes suspicious, it seems he will stop at nothingto find the mole, and Stella knows her future could be in jeopardy.
Years later, Luisa Belmont finds a mysterious old typewriter in her attic. Determined to find out who itbelonged to, Luisa delves into the past and uncovers a story of fierce love, unimaginable sacrificeand, ultimately, the worst kind of betrayal…
Set between German-occupied 1940s Venice and modern-day London, this is a fascinating tale of the bravery of everyday women in the darkest corners of WWII, for readers of The Tattooistof Auschwitz by Heather Morris.
Reviews, News & Interviews:
Intriguing, pacy and fascinating. Suzanne Goldring
Unique, emotional and life-affirming. Melanie Hudson
A beautifully written novel, perfect for historical fiction lovers. Soraya M. Lane
Another fantastic page-turner. LP Fergusson
I felt I was walking alongside Stella over bridges and along canals at every heartstopping moment… Wonderful. Molly Green