Woman in the Shadows | Penguin Random House Canada

Woman in the Shadows

A Novel

Publisher: Doubleday Canada
The third in the sensational series starring British actress/spy Clara Vine, who maneuvers through the treacherous social hierarchy of the Nazi elite.

Berlin, 1937. The city radiates glamour and ambition. But danger lurks in every shadow. . . . Anna Hansen, a bride-to-be, is a pupil at one of Hitler's notorious Nazi Bride Schools, where young women are schooled on the art of being an SS officer's wife. Then, one night, she is brutally murdered and left in the gardens of the school. Her death will be hushed up and her life forgotten.
     Clara Vine is an actress at Berlin's famous Ufa studios by day and an undercover British Intelligence agent by night. She knew Anna and is disturbed by news of her death. She cannot understand why someone would want to cover it up, but she soon discovers that Anna's murder is linked to a far more ominous secret. With the newly abdicated Edward VIII and his wife, Wallis, set to arrive in Berlin, and the Mitford sisters dazzling on the social scene, Clara must work in the shadows to find the truth and send it back to London. It is a dangerous path she treads, and it will take everything she has to survive. . . .


"A brilliant tale of spies and secrets, of intense psychological drama, of edgy climax and one extraordinary heroine." —Beatriz Williams, New York Times bestselling author of A Hundred Summers
"A compelling story of love and betrayal in Hitler's Berlin. . . . Peppered with real-life characters, this series offers a fascinating glimpse of the extraordinary world of the Nazi wives." —Daisy Goodwin, author of The American Heiress
"An alluring blend of thrills, suspense, historic detail and seduction." —Susan Elia MacNeal, author of the Maggie Hope series
"An extraordinary, absorbing read with an array of characters so real you're there with them as war looms, and a pace that sweeps you from page to page. This is indeed a winner!" —Charles Todd, author of the Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries

"An absolute cracker of a read. . . . Fast-paced and gripping from the start . . . Thynne expertly maintains the suspense, while evoking the tension of Berlin as the city gathers its strength for the war." ―The Sunday Times (UK)

"Pre-war Germany’s atmosphere of repression, terror and Nazi hubris is vividly evoked in a gripping but sad tale." ―Literary Review (UK)

"A thrilling ride." ―Robert Elms, BBC Radio London (UK)

"A thoroughly enjoyable read: fast-paced, atmospheric and genuinely suspenseful." ―Mail On Sunday (UK), Novel of the Week