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Girl in the Blue Coat

Monica Hesse

Edité par Hachette Book Group, United States, 2016
ISBN 10: 1478939109 / ISBN 13: 9781478939108
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Titre : Girl in the Blue Coat

Éditeur : Hachette Book Group, United States

Date d'édition : 2016

Reliure : CD-Audio

Etat du livre : New

Edition : Unabridged.

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Language: English . Brand New. Code Name Verity meets Gone Girl in this intricately plotted and stunningly told World War II thriller that will stay with readers long after they ve turned the last page of this unforgettable story of bravery, grief, and love in impossible times.The missing girl is Jewish. I need you to find her before the Nazis do.Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the Germans invaded. She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellion.On a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help. Expecting to hear that Mrs. Janssen wants meat or kerosene, Hanneke is shocked by the older woman s frantic plea to find a person--a Jewish teenager Mrs. Janssen had been hiding, who has vanished without a trace from a secret room. Hanneke initially wants nothing to do with such dangerous work, but is ultimately drawn into a web of mysteries and stunning revelations that lead her into the heart of the resistance, open her eyes to the horrors of the Nazi war machine, and compel her to take desperate action.Meticulously researched, intricately plotted, and beautifully written, Girl in the Blue Coat is an extraordinary, gripping novel from a bright new voice in historical fiction. N° de réf. du libraire AAS9781478939108

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Amsterdam, 1943

Hanneke spends her days procuring and delivering sought-after black-market goods to paying customers, her nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the front line when the Germans invaded. She likes to think of her illegal work as a small act of rebellion. But one day Hanneke gets a very unusual request. One of her regular customers asks her to find a girl. A girl who has disappeared from the secret room in her house. A Jewish girl . . .

As she searches for clues Hanneke is drawn into a dangerous web of lies, secrets and mysteries. Can she find the runaway before the Nazis do?

Meticulously researched, intricately plotted and beautifully written, The Girl in the Blue Coat is an extraordinarily gripping novel from a bright new voice in YA fiction.

'A gripping historical mystery' Publishers Weekly, starred review

Critique: Every devastating moment of this beautiful novel is both poignant and powerful, and every word feels true. (Elizabeth Wein, author of CODE NAME VERITY)

Themes of guilt and betrayal, ingenuity and courage, and the divisive effect of the occupation on friendship and community weave through a gripping historical mystery ( Publishers Weekly, starred review)

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