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Publisher Description

Severine Kassel is asked by the Louvre in 1963 to aid the British Museum with curating its antique jewellery, her specialty. Her London colleagues find her distant and mysterious, her cool beauty the topic of conversations around its quiet halls. No one could imagine that she is a desperately damaged woman, hiding her trauma behind her chic, French image.

It is only when some dramatic Byzantine pearls are loaned to the Museum that Severine’s poise is dashed and the tightly controlled life she’s built around herself is shattered. Her shocking revelation of their provenance sets off a frenzied hunt for Nazi Ruda Mayek.

Mossad’s interest is triggered and one of its most skilled agents comes out of retirement to join the hunt, while the one person who can help Severine – the solicitor handling the pearls – is bound by client confidentiality. As she follows Mayek’s trail, there is still one lifelong secret for her to reveal – and one for her to discover.

From the snowy woodlands outside Prague to the Tuileries of Paris and the heather-covered moors of Yorkshire comes a confronting and heart-stopping novel that explores whether love and hope can ever overpower atrocity in a time of war and hate.

Fiction & Literature
29 October
Penguin Random House Australia
Penguin Random House Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

Fitzwoody ,

The Pearl Thief

Absolutely loved this book. Completely captured from the very first chapter.......

WarWick4-2 ,

The power of being

Brilliantly written, a real page turner full of capturing many emotions. Engages the reader with historical facts so beautifully woven into an extraordinary story of survival and courage. It will leave an indelible mark in your mind of the power of the human spirit. Loved it,

2013aq ,

Another great book

This book doesn't disappoint. Fantastic story that keeps your interest from start to finish.

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