A Treachery of Spies is an espionage thriller to rival the very best, a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse, played in the shadows, which will keep you guessing every step of the way.An elderly woman of striking beauty is found murdered in Orleans, France. Her identity has been cleverly erased but the method of her death is very specific: she has been killed in the manner of t...
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A Treachery of Spies Reviews
A novel to rival some of the great Le Carré spy thrillers!
Meticulously researched and suspenseful, this book brings together three of my favourite book categories: spy thriller, police crime procedural and historical fiction. The writing is superb. I loved the characters - particularly Police Inspector Picaut, who gets stuff done and at the same time, is flawed enough to be a real human.
In the vein of Kate Mosse, the novel passes smoothly from the 1940s to present-day and moves between France a ...more
One of the best spy thrillers I have read in a long time. Cleverly written, well researched, will keep you guessing till the very end.
Captain Ines Picaut of the Orleans police force is called to investigate the death of an elderly woman in what looks like a professional execution. She soon discovers Sophie's death is tied up with a bunch of former spies who worked with the French Resistance in WW2. The narrative moves between what happened in the 1940s and the contemporary investigation. Manda Scott is a superb writer and her books always draw you in and make you want to keep reading and reading.
The first book that I have read by this author I found it very complicated and confusing to read not sure if it was worth the effort.
A really gripping story full of action and suspense telling the story of the maquis in World War II.
Listened to the audible version of this and the narrators really did a wonderful job of bringing it all to life. Absolutely loved it.