The Diamond Eye The Diamond Eye

The Diamond Eye

    • 4.2 • 566 Ratings
    • $16.99

    • $16.99

Publisher Description

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

In the snowbound city of Kiev, wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son—but Hitler’s invasion of 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.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
SM
Saskia Maarleveld
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
12:51
hr min
RELEASED
2022
March 29
PUBLISHER
HarperAudio
SIZE
631.7
MB

Customer Reviews

cindymeinecke ,

Superb!

Ms Quinn tells a robust account of this famous sniper. It was seamless and multifaceted. Good character development. Based on truth. Couldn’t put it down.

vailakid ,

Love this book!

So captivating. Still think about this book months later!

Bonita611 ,

Not engaging enough

This story of the Russian sniper in the United States wove too much about her experience in the war and not enough about her real personal life. I didn’t find the friendship with Eleanor Roosevelt believable and the author took a real life story and fictionalized it.

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