Back Behind Enemy Lines

Back Behind Enemy Lines
Author: Chris Bridge
Language English
Pages: 358
Genre: Uncategorized
ASIN B00PQO85RK
Goodreads Rating: 4.19
Published: November 16th 2014 by Peach Publishing

1944 and Anna is parachuted into Normandy as a special agent working with Resistance Groups, spying on the Germans and wiring the information back to the Special Operations Executive, escaping capture and the inevitable torture that would follow. She falls in love with Pierre, another SOE agent but finds he is not what he purports to be. Then there is the little matter of the Gestapo officer who has guessed her secret. Alone, Anna has to make some terrifying decisions to survive and to ensure the impending invasion remains secret. It is 2006 in England, where her husband has died and Anna lives alone. Her children are spying on her and plot to put her in a home so that they can sell her house for their own ends. Anna is determined to retain her independence. She falls back on her wartime skills, recruiting Nathan and his girl friend Gemma to help her and becomes close to them as she never was with her own children. But it is only when she returns to Normandy and confronts the ghosts of her past that she realises how the war had taken its toll on her love marriage and her children. She makes the ultimate sacrifice and finally finds the peace and redemption that had evaded her all these years. ‘A contemporary story which pits generation against generation … suspenseful, poignant and funny ... This was a world I didn't want to leave when I came to the end of the book.’ Helen Cadbury, To Catch a Rabbit