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  • Published: 12 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9781760145019
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

The Spy's Wife

Embark on a captivating journey of love, espionage, and treacherous alliances, as a widow's relentless pursuit for truth takes her from the untamed landscapes of northern England to the heart of Nazi Germany, where trust is scarce and loyalties are tested in the face of ultimate sacrifices.


"You'd be mad not to try her." The Age
"A master of her craft." Better Reading
"Action, heartbreak and romance aplenty." Australian Bookseller & Publisher
"An extraordinary storyteller." Book'd Out

Evie, a widow and stationmaster’s daughter, can't help but look out for the weekly visit of the handsome man she and her sister call the Southerner on their train platform in the wilds of northern England. When polite salutations shift to friendly conversations, they become captivated by each other. After so much sorrow, the childless Evie can’t believe love and the chance for her own family have come into her life again.

With rumours coming out of Germany that Hitler may be stirring up war, local English authorities have warned against spies. Even Evie becomes suspicious of her new suitor, Roger. But all is not what it seems.

When Roger is arrested, Evie comes up with an audacious plan to prove his innocence that means moving to Germany and working as a British counter-spy. Wearing the disguise of dutiful, naïve wife, Evie must charm the Nazi Party’s dangerous officials to bring home hard evidence of war mongering on the Führer’s part.

But in this game of cat and mouse, it seems everyone has an ulterior motive, and Evie finds it impossible to know who to trust. With lives on the line, ultimate sacrifices will be made as she wrestles between her patriotism and saving the man she loves.

From the windswept moors of the Yorkshire dales to the noisy beer halls of Munich and grand country estates in the picture-book Bavarian mountains, this is a lively and high-stakes thriller that will keep you second-guessing until the very end.


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  • Published: 12 April 2022
  • ISBN: 9781760145019
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Fiona McIntosh

Fiona McIntosh is an internationally bestselling author of novels for adults and children. She co-founded an award-winning travel magazine with her husband, which they ran for fifteen years while raising their twin sons before she became a full-time author. Fiona roams the world researching and drawing inspiration for her novels, and runs a series of highly respected fiction masterclasses. She calls South Australia home.

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Praise for The Spy's Wife

Elegantly written, yet with no shortage of satisfying thrills.

Apple Books

The Spy's Wife is a tense, powerful story with a brave and captivating heroine at its heart. With a suspenseful plot and plenty of intrigue, this is a lively, high-stakes historical thriller that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Better Reading

The narrative moves like a train.

The Age

What a brilliant story this is. I savoured every word in this beautifully written story set in 1936. It captivated and enthralled me from page one, and there were times when my heart was in my stomach at the things strong, determined and beautiful Evie Armstrong does for the man she loves and her country. This story flows with emotion, danger and suspense and I was left crying bucketloads. This is one book that I think it s must-read for anyone who loves historical fiction... Fiona McIntosh never disappoints - a must-read author. Don't miss this one.

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