There's a sudden scatter of birds in the sky. I flinch. Little things seem violent to me. And in that moment my decision is made. 1940, Guernsey...Vivienne de la Mare waits nervously for the bombs to come.
Instead comes occupation. Nothing is safe anymore. But was anything truly safe before? The facade of the perfect wife, with her husband fighting on the frontline, cracks under the strain of the lie.
Her new life is one where the enemy lives next door.
Small acts of kindness from one Nazi soldier feels like a betrayal.
A forbidden friendship in a frightening world. But how can you hate your enemy when you know his name, when he makes you feel alive, when everything else is dying around you?
Vivienne is fighting her own private war. On one side, the safe, secret, loving world she could build with her captain; on the other, virtuous loneliness and danger.
It's time for Vivienne to choose: collaboration or resistance...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 480 pages
- Publisher: Mira Books
- Publication Date: 20/05/2011
- Category: Historical fiction
- ISBN: 9780778304593