The Diamond Eye

A Novel

    • 4.2 • 203 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

New York Times Bestseller

The bestselling author of The Rose Code returns with an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story.

In 1937 in the snowbound city of Kyiv, wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son—but Hitler’s invasion of Ukraine and Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly sniper—a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour.

Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC—until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness.

But when an old enemy from Mila’s past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons and enemy bullets in the deadliest duel of her life.

Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a mother who became a soldier, of a woman who found her place in the world and changed the course of history forever.

Fiction & Literature
March 29
William Morrow
Harper Collins Canada Limited

Customer Reviews

macdebster ,

Great Read

The story is completely captivating from beginning to end!

Susa Marie ,

Captivating from start to end

Again Kate Quinn gives us an outstanding story demonstrating her great mind and heart. Couldn’t put book down. I cried and laughed with the rich characters especially Mila. You will experience the horrors and unselfish actions of people on the frontline in WWII …… it made me wonder……what would I do?

Jgw 52 ,

The Diamond Eye

Although the story of Mila Pavilchenko is a fascinating one, I found the book deteriorated dramatically once the storyline shifted to America. The plot became somewhat unbelievable and with a very predictable ending. The weakest of Quinn’s books by far.

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