A New York Times Bestseller
“Fraught with danger, filled with mystery, and meticulously researched, The Lost Girls of Paris is a fascinating tale of the hidden women who helped to win the war.” —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours
From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.
One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.
Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.
Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.
A Cosmopolitan Best Book Club Book, PopSugar Must-Read, and Glamour Best of 2019
“An intriguing mystery and a captivating heroine make The Lost Girls of Paris a read to savor!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network
Look for Pam Jenoff’s new novel, The Woman with the Blue Star, an unforgettable story of courage and friendship during wartime.
Read these other sweeping epics from New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff.
The Orphan’s Tale
The Ambassador’s Daughter
The Diplomat’s Wife
The Kommandant’s Girl
The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach
The Winter Guest
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Best-selling historical novelist Pam Jenoff spins a fascinating and romantic story about women who served as secret agents during World War II. In 1946, New Yorker Grace Healey discovers an abandoned suitcase holding a dozen photos of mysterious women. Grace goes in search of their stories, setting up Jenoff to explore the journeys of Eleanor—the commander of a squadron of female spies deployed across Europe—and Marie, a young French woman who finds herself in over her head behind enemy lines. With its strong female relationships, passion, and betrayal, The Lost Girls of Paris is a thriller with a romantic heart.
This is a wonderful book with such memorable characters. An element of intrigue, lots of unpredictable encounters with unanticipated outcomes. Really enjoyed reading it and trying to figure out how all the facets of the story would come together.
One of my favorites!
I couldn’t put it down towards the end . Lots of twists & full of mystery and suspense.
This book is not for a person with even the slightest minutiae of intelligence. The ending contradicts the resolve of the characters who struggle throughout the story. Also, there are several details that are ignored in order to quickly end (thank god) the terrible pain the author was obviously in while she wrote this travesty.