Two brave women’s lives are entwined after World War II: 1947. Charlie St. Clair’s mother drags her over to England to discreetly take care of her “Little Problem”, but Charlie has other plans. She breaks free to discover what happened to her cousin…her best friend Rose. She has been told that Rose died during the war, but Charlie does not believe this to be the truth and is determined to rescue her cousin. She has one lead: a woman name Evelyn Gardiner.
She finds Evelyn. Eve is a mean, bitter drunk who threatens to shoot Charlie once she arrives, but as soon as Eve utters the words Le Lethe, she puts the gun down. She agrees to help her. Together with Finn Kilgore (who is quite the handsome mystery and their driver) they embark on an adventure that reaches back to WWI when Eve was part of The Alice Network and worked as a female spy. Back when betrayal broke apart the group and ruined lives forever.
Both Eve, Charlie, and Finn are looking for things….a cousin, a place, a man, revenge….what they discover along the way is more than they could have imagined. The characters in this book are so wonderful and I would follow their stories anywhere. Yet it is not the places that they took me that I loved…it was them. Their strength, their love, their devotion, their decision not to follow social norms of the time and be their own people. And in the end, they discover friendship and love….maybe the answers they uncover were not what they quite thought they would be, but in life and adventure it is never has it is planned.