Natasha Lester | Paperback | September 2022
Lavish and compelling, this is the story of a young woman trying to forget her devastating part in the war
1943. After spearheading several successful advertising campaigns in New York, PR wizard Alix St Pierre comes to the attention of the US government and finds herself recruited into a fledgling intelligence organisation.
Enlisted as a spy, Alix is sent to Europe where she is tasked with getting close to a Nazi who might be willing to help the Allied forces - but there's also the chance he might be a double agent.
1946. Following the war, Alix moves to Paris to run the Service de la Presse for the yet-to-be-launched House of Christian Dior. But when a figure from the war reappears and threatens to destroy her future, Alix realises that only she can right the wrongs of the past and bring him to justice.
This completely enthralling story takes readers from the dangerous, intrigue-filled rooms in Switzerland where elites of both sides mingled and schemed during the war, to the glamorous halls of the House of Dior in the golden age of French fashion and journalism.
'Page-turning . . . Rich with intrigue and laced with secrets' THE AUSTRALIAN WOMEN'S WEEKLY
'Alix [is] a heroine who is rational and glamorous and downright spunky . . . If you're a fan of writers like Madeline Martin and Kate Quinn, definitely add this one to your reading list. It's a rollicking rollercoaster of a read and I couldn't put it down' THE AU REVIEW
'Another absorbing novel from the practised hand of Natasha Lester' LIVING ARTS CANBERRA
'Luxuriant and opulent, just like Dior's glorious gowns. A sweeping story of love, betrayal and the search for redemption, and one woman's struggle to remain true to herself and find her place in the world. An engrossing and beautiful read' TANIA BLANCHARD
'Natasha Lester weaves an intricate plot of espionage and revenge around fascinating true facts about the war and its aftermath. A thrilling read' RUTH DRUART
'Sparkling and complex, like vintage Champagne. Natasha Lester gives us a brilliant, fascinating and multi-layered heroine . . . Lester's masterful storytelling held me enthralled from the first page!' CHRISTINE WELLS
'Natasha Lester has done it again with this sumptuously written page-turner! Alix St Pierre is everything that makes an admirable heroine - independent, plucky, and clever . . . A captivating novel that readers will absolutely adore' MADELINE MARTIN
'Natasha Lester braids espionage, fashion, and a broken-but-unbowed heroine together into one fascinating tale' KATE QUINN