I have a penchant for reading mainly fantasy/sci-fi books, so it was enjoyable to be swept away with a well-written historical romance/thriller. We start off in London during the Nazis Blitz. Ms. Willis did a superb job showing us the terrible life Londoner’s faced on a nightly basis, waiting for death to drop on their doorsteps.
We start with a young woman, Jane, and the dangers she faces. Not only from the nightly bombs, but from people who she thought she knew reasonably well. Jane meets Will, a handsome and dashing actor. A romance blooms between them, but little do they know Will is being used for nefarious reasons. Who can they trust?
Unlike action-packed thriller plots, this one moves along, slowing drawing us into Jane and Will’s lives. There were a few times I thought the prose a little wordy and redundant, but it also takes place during a slower paced lifestyle. As with all good stories, I felt happiness, fear, uncertainty, and sadness.
The ending is a bit strange and takes you into the fantasy/sci-fi genre. Even now, several weeks after reading the book, I’m still not sure how I feel about the ending.
If you’re looking for a good historical/romance/thriller, I recommend this book. I give it 4 feathers.