Goodreads blurb: I have two weeks. You’ll shoot me at the end no matter what I do.
That’s what you do to enemy agents. It’s what we do to enemy agents. But I look at all the dark and twisted roads ahead and cooperation is the easy way out. Possibly the only way out for a girl caught red-handed doing dirty work like mine — and I will do anything, anything, to avoid SS-Hauptsturmführer von Linden interrogating me again.
He has said that I can have as much paper as I need. All I have to do is cough up everything I can remember about the British War Effort. And I’m going to. But the story of how I came to be here starts with my friend Maddie. She is the pilot who flew me into France — an Allied Invasion of Two.
We are a sensational team.
Normally, I wait a few days before I write a review of a book I’ve just finished, but I don’t want to wait with this one. I’m wiping away tears, and I feel like gushing. Everything you’ve read in the rave reviews of this book? It’s not over-statement or hype. It’s true. As I read, there were times when I actually forgot that this wasn’t a true story. I held my breath, I winced, I smiled, I sighed, I cried. Oh, I cried.
When I finished the last page, I read every single word of the acknowledgements, author’s note, author bio – anything to delay actually closing the book and realizing I was done reading it. When I did, I immediately felt this compulsion to pass my copy on to someone. Right. Now. Because someone else should be reading this book.
Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I felt such an emotional, visceral connection to a book. And you want to know the best part? There is no romance in this book, let alone a romantic triangle. There is, however, a deep and authentic friendship, the kind we all long to have, and which once we find, we hold on to with both hands. Finishing this book made me want to call my own real life best friend and tell her I love her. It’s that kind of book.
I know this isn’t really a coherent review, and for that, I apologize, but I am not sorry for my unabashed gushing. This is the best book I’ve read so far this year, and the bar is set pretty high for any other book to come close before we ring in the New Year. Just read it. Okay?