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Publisher Description

“The reigning queen of historical fiction” --  Fiona Davis, New York Times bestselling author of The Lions of Fifth Avenue  

The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over.

1940. As England prepares to fight the Nazis, three very different women answer the call to mysterious country estate Bletchley Park, where the best minds in Britain train to break German military codes. Vivacious debutante Osla is the girl who has everything—beauty, wealth, and the dashing Prince Philip of Greece sending her roses—but she burns to prove herself as more than a society girl, and puts her fluent German to use as a translator of decoded enemy secrets. Imperious self-made Mab, product of east-end London poverty, works the legendary codebreaking machines as she conceals old wounds and looks for a socially advantageous husband. Both Osla and Mab are quick to see the potential in local village spinster Beth, whose shyness conceals a brilliant facility with puzzles, and soon Beth spreads her wings as one of the Park’s few female cryptanalysts. But war, loss, and the impossible pressure of secrecy will tear the three apart.

1947. As the royal wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip whips post-war Britain into a fever, three friends-turned-enemies are reunited by a mysterious encrypted letter--the key to which lies buried in the long-ago betrayal that destroyed their friendship and left one of them confined to an asylum. A mysterious traitor has emerged from the shadows of their Bletchley Park past, and now Osla, Mab, and Beth must resurrect their old alliance and crack one last code together. But each petal they remove from the rose code brings danger--and their true enemy--closer...

Fiction & Literature
March 9
William Morrow Paperbacks

Customer Reviews

Baby Doc 911 ,


I knew nothing about BP prior to reading. Characters jumped off the pages. The writing is likely the best I’ve ever read, wonderful adjectives and so very intricate but not boring descriptions of everything. I absolutely loved it.

Wispy-Willow ,

One of my favorites

I loved this book, could not put it down. I am drawn to WWII books and different views from the different countries involved. Learning about the decoding was something else very new to me and so informative, so involved. Development of these characters by the author was so thorough and well done, I felt like they were my friends and/or acquaintances in real life.

Buckingb ,

Great historical fiction

It was a very good book but just a little bit too long.

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