Hello and welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Resistance the sequel to City of Spies by Mara Timon. Thanks so much to Tracy Fenton of Compulsive Readers for the invite and to the publishers for my lovely paperback copy. Before I share my review here’s what the book is all about:

cover230985-mediumThree women. One mission. Enemies everywhere. May 1944. When spy Elisabeth de Mornay, code name Cécile, notices a coded transmission from an agent in the field does not bear his usual signature, she suspects his cover has been blown– something that is happening with increasing frequency. With the situation in Occupied France worsening and growing fears that the Resistance has been compromised, Cécile is ordered behind enemy lines. Having rendezvoused with her fellow agents, Léonie and Dominique, together they have one mission: help the Resistance destabilise German operations to pave the way for the Normandy landings. But the life of a spy is never straightforward, and the in-fighting within the Resistance makes knowing who to trust ever more difficult. With their lives on the line, all three women will have to make decisions that could cost them everything – for not all their enemies are German.

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My Review

When I was invited to join the blog tour I didn’t even bother to read what it was about as I loved the author’s debut City of Spies and knew I would love this one too!

Elisabeth de Mornay is one of my favourite spies and I was so excited to find out what had happened to her! Well she was just as daring, innovative, and spontaneous as she was in City of Spies. Once again she was not afraid to get involved or stick her neck out for strangers who needed help, in short still a fantastic main character!

Along with Elisabeth there was Dominique and Léonie in this book fighting for the Resistance. They were strong women who weren’t afraid to tackle dangerous tasks, Léonie especially so as she was living right in the lion’s den. I wasn’t too sure about her at first, as she was quite a cool, distant character, but as the book progressed I warmed to her, just as Elisabeth did.

Just like City of Spies there were so many twists and turns in this book, with some brilliant unexpected moments, and so much tension that I kept having to put the book down to catch my breath! I learnt a lot more about the Resistance and about the D-Day Normandy Landings.

A brilliant sequel that I thoroughly recommend, but I do think you should read the first book to truly enjoy this one. I really hope this isn’t the end for Elisabeth de Mornay and can’t wait to see what Mara Timon comes up with next!


About The Author

Mara Timon PhotoRaised in New York, Mara Timon moved to the UK almost 20 years ago; and fell in love with London and the way it melds the old and the new. Growing up with one parent fascinated with literature and the other with history, she started writing from an early age, although it wasn’t until a programme on the BBC caught her interest, and one ‘what if’ led to another, and another, that her first book began to take shape. Mara lives in London, and is working on her next novel. When not writing, she enjoys running, Pilates, travelling, and spending time with friends and family.
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