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From the author of The Wife's Tale comes this mesmerising story of secrets, murder, sacrifice and love.

‘I think I’m in danger. It’s a matter of some urgency. You must please come at once.’

After receiving a mysterious summons from her long-lost grandmother, Australian teacher Annabel Logan agrees to visit her home in the Cotswolds. But when she arrives at the magnificent Beechwood Hall, it appears abandoned and the local villagers have no idea where the reclusive Caroline Banks might be.

The one person who might know something is enigmatic journalist Simon Culpepper. He reveals that Caroline Banks was once known as Carrie Granger. A socialite’s daughter, Carrie became a spy and agent provocateur for MI5 during the Second World War. But when British intelligence failed to investigate a dangerous traitor, she decided to take matters into her own hands …

Concerned that her grandmother’s secret past has caught up with her, Annabel stays on to investigate. But the more she uncovers, the more difficult it becomes to know who to trust. There are strange incidents occurring at Beechwood and Annabel must use all her ingenuity and daring to find Carrie before it’s too late.

From the streets of Seville, Paris and London in the thirties and forties, to the modern English countryside The Traitor’s Girl is a captivating story of passion, intrigue and betrayal.

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780143783015

    May 1, 2017

    Michael Joseph (AU Adult)

    400 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • EBook

    9781760143343

    May 1, 2017

    Penguin eBooks (AU Adult)

    400 pages

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Extract

Annabel

Melbourne, Australia, 1996

Annabel Logan looked around the stiflingly hot kitchen on a Saturday afternoon in November and nearly cried. The three other women who stood at the kitchen island chopping dried fruit were red-faced, sweating and resentful, and it was all her fault. Annabel was the one who had coaxed and chivvied them into making the Christmas puddings, so she was to blame for the utter disaster this day had turned out to be.

She’d so wanted it to be a bonding exercise among the women of her adoptive family, but everything had conspired against her.

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