Publisher: Soho Crime / Recorded Books, Inc.
Release Date: April 07, 2020
Genre: Historical Fiction / World War II
In June of 1940, when Paris fell to the Nazis, Hitler spent a total of three hours in the City of Light—abruptly leaving, never to return. To this day, no one knows why.
The New York Times bestselling author of the Aimée Leduc investigations reimagines history in her masterful, pulse-pounding spy thriller, Three Hours in Paris.
Kate Rees, a young American markswoman, has been recruited by British intelligence to drop into Paris with a dangerous assignment: assassinate the Führer. Wrecked by grief after a Luftwaffe bombing killed her husband and infant daughter, she is armed with a rifle, a vendetta, and a fierce resolve. But other than rushed and rudimentary instruction, she has no formal spy training. Thrust into the red-hot center of the war, a country girl from rural Oregon finds herself holding the fate of the world in her hands. When Kate misses her mark and the plan unravels, Kate is on the run for her life—all the time wrestling with the suspicion that the whole operation was a set-up.
Cara Black, doyenne of the Parisian crime novel, is at her best as she brings Occupation-era France to vivid life in this gripping story about one young woman with the temerity—and drive—to take on Hitler himself.
I haven’t read much in the way of historical thrillers yet, and I’m glad I decided to pick this one up. I listened to the entire book on audio and I absolutely loved the narrator, Elisabeth Rodgers. She did a superb job with narration and was able to bring all the suspense and scenery to life for me. I thought the book was wonderfully fast-paced, and I really liked that it switched between a few different characters but not so many that it was confusing or overwhelming.
I really liked Kate as a character, and I loved that she was an American markswoman. I haven’t read many books about female spies and the fact that she gets sent in to kill Hitler made the book very exciting. It was a pretty intense ride throughout and interesting on top of it. I loved the story, the setting, and the narrator, and with an ending I didn’t see coming I would highly recommend checking out Three Hours In Paris if you are a fan of historical fiction or historical thrillers.
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5
Thank you to Libro.fm and the publisher for my advance listening copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.