The Song of the Partisans: A Powerful and Unforgettable Novel of Resistance
From USA TODAY Bestselling author, Kathryn Gauci, comes a gripping and emotional story of wartime France.
“When she closed her eyes, the faces of those she had killed, surfaced like a grotesque scene from a Gothic novel. She had blood on her hands, and it could never be washed away.”
April 1944, Paris: Simone Guillot is ordered to shoot a collaborator before being sent to work with the Resistance in Reims, 150 Km to the east. Travelling under a new identity, she takes a position as a nurse/companion to the elderly matriarch of a renowned Champagne House, sympathetic to the Resistance.
The Allied invasion of mainland Europe is expected any day. As Frenchmen and women of the Maquis stockpile weapons and explosives in readiness for D-day, the Wehrmacht and Gestapo redouble their efforts to identify the ‘terrorists’ and stamp out the Resistance. Trained as a saboteur and sniper, Simone is forced to kill again, not once but several times. When she is assigned one final, near impossible mission, she finds herself trapped in a deadly cat and mouse game with a high-ranking German officer. Can she kill again – in cold blood this time?
Well-researched and based on the lives of those who served in the Maquis and Resistance, this is an epic story, part historical, part thriller, that will stay with you long after you have finished the book.
CATEGORY: Historical Women’s Fiction
Shortlisted for the CIBA Hemingway Award for 20th century Wartime Fiction 2023
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