Book- The Alice Network
Author- Kate Quinn
Genre- Historical Fiction
My rating- 3.5⭐
If you are planning to read through a book at one go, you better have more than 6 reading positions lined up. And even if you do, I guarantee you some sore muscles!
It's been a while since I finished a 500+ pages time at one sitting.
is a gripping historical fiction.
I am a huge fan of World War based novels. I think this is the only one that I have come across, which deals with both the wars.
The book is based on some true characters, notable among them is Louise Marie Jeanne Henriette de Bettignies who ran a network under the pseudonym Alice Dubois. The novel weaves into its plots some real incidents.
The plot is fast paced and I couldn't wait to know what happened next. It was just at one point, where the author, brings out why Charlotte should join Eve in her revenge, that the plot became predictable. I wish the author had not used that cliched connection.
Oradour-sur-glane in France is a ghost village, since the massacre of 642 people on June 10th 1944. This is the second novel in which I have come across this tragedy.
The author writes vividly and there are some gory scenes that will be etched in your memory.
The characters are a bit stereotyped and don't develop beyond what the plot demands of them.