|Fiction Genre||Thriller/Crime/Mystery Historical|
An espionage thriller to rival the very best, a game of cat-and-mouse which will keep you guessing.
A body has been found, killed in the manner of traitors to the Resistance in World War Two. To find answers in the present, police inspector Inès Picaut must look to the past . . .
Over the past two decades Manda Scott has brought iconic historical figures back to life, reimagined and re-booted for the twenty-first century. Her crime novels have been shortlisted for many awards including the Orange Prize and an Edgar Award. Her work has been translated into over twenty languages.
Superb . . . a blend of historical imagination and storytelling verve reminiscent of Robert Harris. – The Sunday Times
A Treachery of Spies is the equal of Charlotte Gray in its insights into the period and, I would say, beats it for sheer excitement… one of the most gripping spy stories I have ever read. – Jake Kerridge, S Magazine
This book opened up and swallowed me whole – the characters, the plot, the writing, everything. I can’t recommend it highly enough. – Mick Herron
[Scott’s] writing is as commanding as ever – Barry Forshaw, Guardian
This is a rich vein for fiction, and Scott does it more than justice, with this beautifully imagined, beautifully written, smart, sophisticated thriller. – Lee Child
The most exquisite story of heroism, deception, love and treachery you’ll find this year. – Simon Mayo
Ingeniously plotted and wonderfully written. – Antonia Senior, The Times
A fast-moving tightly-wrought thriller. The destination is in fact as unexpected as it’s satisfying – and very thought-provoking. – Robert Goddard
A Treachery of Spies is a masterclass in thriller-writing. It is a heart-racing, heart-wrenching read, conceived with passion and executed with frightening skill. – Giles Kristian
A brutally brilliant and extremely clever novel of espionage, heroism, love and betrayal. Bravo. – Anna Mazzola