A Treachery of Spies

Oct 1, 2020 | Reviews

This beautifully crafted story of espionage starts in Paris in 1943 and ends with the murder of an elderly woman in the car park of the Gare d’Orléans in 2018.

It’s not often that you come up against a plot that is more complicated than that of Where Eagles Dare. However, Manda Scott’s second book in the Inspector Inès Picaut series is a strong contender.

Crossing four generations, three decades and two continents, it is a beautifully crafted story of espionage that starts in Paris in 1943 and ends with the murder of an elderly woman in the car park of the Gare d’Orléans in 2018.

Sometimes deeply moving and at other times quite frightening, you are left wondering how on earth Scott managed to write such a novel, and how much of it is not conjecture but based on facts she has dug up from somewhere you don’t really want to go to.

Definitely recommended winter reading!