The brand-new historical novel based on a true story from the bestselling author of The Rose Code and The Alice Network
She’s the war’s most lethal sniper. And the one they least expect…
In the snowbound city of Kiev, aspiring historian Mila Pavlichenko’s life revolves around her young son – until Hitler’s invasion of Russia changes everything. Suddenly, she and her friends must take up arms to save their country from the Fuhrer’s destruction.
Handed a rifle, Mila discovers a gift – and months of blood, sweat and tears turn the young woman into a deadly sniper: the most lethal hunter of Nazis.
Yet success is bittersweet. Mila is torn from the battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America while the war still rages. There, she finds an unexpected ally in First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and an unexpected promise of a different future.
But when an old enemy from Mila’s past joins forces with a terrifying new foe, she finds herself in the deadliest duel of her life.
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.
Praise for Kate Quinn
‘Richly evocative and totally gripping’ SUNDAY TIMES
‘A terrific book bursting with vivid atmosphere’ DINAH JEFFERIES
‘Immersive, thrilling and packed with wonderful characters… I loved every page of this incredible book’ JILL MANSELL
‘If you enjoyed The Tattooist of Auschwitz, read The Huntress by Kate Quinn’ KRISTIN HANNAH, WASHINGTON POST
‘Wonderful… a hugely satisfying and thrilling read’ FERN BRITTON
Praise for Kate Quinn
‘Richly evocative and totally gripping’ Sunday Times
‘Intrigue, mystery, betrayal . . . a wonderful multi-layered read’ Dinah Jefferies
‘Hugely satisfying and thrilling’ Fern Britton
‘Love, loss, betrayal and redemption . . . impossibly gripping from start to finish’ Celia Rees
‘Epic in every way, brilliantly researched, beautifully written, and completely unputdownable’ Jenny Ashcroft
‘Quinn’s meticulous research and impeccable characterization shine through this gripping and beautifully executed novel’ Beatriz Williams
‘An unforgettable love story but also a tale of friendship, fortitude and forgiveness’ Susan Meissner
‘Heartbreaking, fascinating and mysterious’ Booklist
‘[Her] page-turning narrative is enhanced by her richly drawn characters and by the fascinating code-breaking techniques, which come alive via Quinn’s extensive historical detail’ Publishers Weekly
‘If you enjoyed The Tattooist of Auschwitz, read The Huntress by Kate Quinn’ Washington Post
‘[A] complexly structured saga . . . the book’s psychological and dramatic elements combine for a powerful and satisfying finale’ Wall Street Journal