The Alice Network - Kate Quinn

The Alice Network

By Kate Quinn

  • Release Date: 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,920 Ratings

Description

Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn's next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS

NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY BESTSELLER

#1 GLOBE AND MAIL HISTORICAL FICTION BESTSELLER

One of NPR's Best Books of the Year!

One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year!

Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick!

The Girly Book Club Book of the Year!

A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub

In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.

1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.

Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the truth...no matter where it leads.

“Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter

Reviews

  • Extraordinary

    5
    By LauraMaeMak07
    This book is definitely a must read!!!
  • Terrific story!

    4
    By AuntJannie
    Fascinating tale. I gave it four stars only because the writing wasn’t as good as the story. That said, I enjoyed it very much.
  • The best book I have read in a long time!

    5
    By Lainie Amethyst
    Wow! From the very beginning, this book is a page turner! I loved the parallel story lines and I truly cared what happened to Charlie and Eve. I highly recommend this book! I rarely give five star ratings but this book deserved it!
  • Very engaging

    5
    By the steady reader
    Story is well told. Reader is engaged in the lives of these two women. Powerful story of espionage, struggle, and relationships. A great read!
  • Enthralling and Thoughtful Storytelling

    5
    By Andee8
    Quinn does well introducing and developing key characters. The further I read, the more involved I felt in both the individual and collective journey. I truly enjoyed how Quinn interwove history in this wartime spy novel.
  • Interesting but with a lackluster ending

    4
    By jkolmen50266
    Loved the historical details and setting and the way the author weaved three different stories and time periods into the novel. Didn’t care too much for the epilogue; should’ve ending with the christening ceremony instead of so many years later.
  • Love It!

    5
    By limegreendaydream
    aaaahhh I love this book so much i’ve read it way too many times honestly. The two stories that play simultaneously on each other really makes this book sparkle. The historical nature mixed with romance and mystery really does it for me.
  • Couldn’t put down

    5
    By Vallartafoodtours
    I loved every minute of reading this book. From the historical aspect to the strong female leads to the adventure. Everything I love in a book!
  • The Alice Network is fabulous!

    5
    By CaroCC
    I loved this book! I have told so many about it. The Alice Network may be one of those rare books that I do read again.
  • Could have been written better

    2
    By hhat2!
    The basic story of this book is interesting. But I found that all of the cliche’s in the book were annoying. And if she mentioned the Luger or Lagonda one more time.......Where was the editor? I read a lot of books and maybe that is why I thought that it was not that great. It has lots of potential to be better if it could be written differently. I finished it ONLY because my book club is reading it.