The Secrets We Kept
‘Tantalising’ Sunday Times
‘Thoroughly enjoyable’ Guardian
‘Irresistibly charged’ Mail on Sunday
No one looks twice at the women in the typing pool.
No one knows that two of them are trading secrets.
The secret is a book, the size of the one in your hands, and within its pages, a love story that could change the world.
But where there is love there is pain. And where there is deception, formidable danger…
‘Mixing Mad Men and John le Carre … addictive’ i paper
‘Utterly compelling… I absolutely loved it’ Sarah Winman
Irresistibly charged and vividly imagined, it's told with a breezy confidence that sets the pages flying. * MAIL ON SUNDAY * There's something of Mad Men about this book and you can't get higher praise than that... Proving that fact can be stranger than fiction, this is the perfect book for some much-needed escapism. Cut yourself off and drink it all in. * STYLIST * A page-turner combining elements of spy, literary, thriller, historic, romantic and gay fiction ... This is escapist fiction rooted in an at times harrowing historical reality... An unusual and stimulating Cold War spy thriller. * SUNDAY TIMES * This addictive debut uses the true story behind the publication of Dr Zhivago to spin a tale of spies, love and betrayal. * THE TIMES * A fascinating true-life tale has been embroidered into a thrilling story that has it all - turbulent historical events, romantic love (some thwarted, some forbidden) and very cool spycraft. This captivating novel is so assured that it's hard to believe it's a debut - and very easy to see why there's huge buzz around it. * SUNDAY MIRROR * A riveting story of secrets, forbidden passions and the dark arts of espionage. I couldn't put it down. -- LISA JEWELL Enthralling... This is a rare page-turner with prose that's as wily as its plot. * VOGUE * A publishing phenomenon; but more importantly, it is a thoroughly enjoyable read. * GUARDIAN * An unusual, stimulating variant on the standard spy thriller. * THE TIMES * What a fantastic novel The Secrets We Kept is. Thrilling, seductive and thoroughly compelling - Lara has created something really special. And it's made me want to re-read Doctor Zhivago! I absolutely loved it! -- SARAH WINMAN
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