#BookReview #Paperback for The Winter Agent by Gareth Rubin #TheWinterAgent @sriya__v @GarethRubin

January, 1944. A bitter winter grips occupied France, where Marc Reece leads an SOE circuit facing deadly risks, operating in secret to sabotage the German war effort.

But Marc has a second mission, secret from even his fellow agents – including Charlotte, the woman with whom he has ill-advisedly fallen in love. Everyone knows that D-Day is coming, and that the hours following the Allied landings will decide the war – and every last scrap of information he can provide might make all the difference to the fate of the Western world.

But when the circuit is ambushed – with deadly consequences – Marc realizes there may be a spy in their ranks, putting at risk everything they’ve been fighting for.

Then Charlotte goes missing. Marc faces an awful question – is she in peril, or has he been betrayed by the only woman he was sure he could trust? And if he risks everything in order to find her, what will become of his mission and of the lives that depend on it?

Gripping and atmospheric, this is the story of a man operating in the darkest of circumstances, and the unimaginable sacrifices war demands of those who fight it.


I thought that this book was excellent!

I am a massive fan of historical fiction and this one was a special read for me.  This was a World War II espionage thriller, and it is in part, based on a true story and I loved the blend of fact with historical fiction.

The book is very well written, I loved the plot line and I thought that the story was well planned out too.  The main character of the book, Marc Reece, is an agent of Britain’s SOE (Special Operations Executive) who is leading a group of British agents carrying out acts of sabotage in occupied France.  He is a superb character, I loved getting to know him as the book progressed.

I loved the period for the book, the author brought it to life for me and I found myself addicted to the plot and it was one that I did not want to put down.

It had twists, turns, a brilliant pace and an addictive and thrilling plot – 5 stars from me for this one – very highly recommended!!

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