While I love reading historical fiction, often to discover a piece of history I knew nothing about, it’s rare to find those same books action packed. The Alice Network is an exception. The quick pace starts on page 13 and doesn’t let up until we reach the stunning conclusion.
This story is told in duplicate timelines, one in 1947 and the other in 1913. Charlie is 19 in 1947 and also pregnant out of wedlock. She is determined to find out what happened to her missing cousin. After a tip leads her to Eve Gardiner’s door hoping she can help her, the two take off in search of answers. The 1913 story is Eve’s as we learn of her role during WWI and how it ties into Charlie’s missing cousin.
Love James Bond movies? Pick up this book. Any interest in history, especially women’s empowerment? Pick up this book. Need a read to keep you on the edge of your seat? Pick up this book. Even book clubs will find much to discuss and you can find some questions to get you started in the back.
I loved The Alice Network for its glimpse into the life of female spies as well as its ability to keep the story moving, hard to do at almost 500 pages. I would love to see this one turned into a movie.
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About Kate Quinn
Kate Quinn is a native of Southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance detailing the early years of the infamous Borgia clan. All have been translated into multiple languages. She and her husband now live in Maryland with two black dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia.
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