Two young women become unlikely best friends during WWII, until one is captured by the Gestapo. Only in wartime could a stalwart lass from Manchester rub shoulders with a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a special operations executive. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted to each other. But then a vital mission goes wrong, and one of the friends has to bail out of a faulty plane over France.
She is captured by the Gestapo and becomes a prisoner of war. The story begins in "Verity's" own words, as she writes her account for her captors. Truth or lies? Honor or betrayal? Everything they've ever believed in is put to the test...
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"A carefully researched, precisely written tour de force; unforgettable and wrenching.” -- Kirkus Reviews
|Recommended Age||13 and up|
|Publication Date||Feb 1, 2012|