When We Fall (Paperback)Carolyn Kirby (author)
England, 1943 Lost in fog, pilot Vee Katchatourian is forced to make an emergency landing where she meets enigmatic RAF airman Stefan Bergel, and then can't get him out of her mind.
In occupied Poland, Ewa Hartman hosts German officers in her father's guest house, while secretly gathering intelligence for the Polish resistance. Mourning her lover, Stefan, who was captured by the Soviets at the start of the war, Ewa is shocked to see him on the street one day.
Haunted by a terrible choice he made in captivity, Stefan asks Vee and Ewa to help him expose one of the darkest secrets of the war. But it is not clear where everyone's loyalties lie until they are tested.
Published to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day and based on WWII atrocity the Katyn Massacre, When We Fall is a moving story of three lives forever altered by one fatal choice.
Publisher: Bedford Square Publishers
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
This book has left me speechless... It's not often I am stunned at the end of a book - but When We Fall did just that - SheReads
Memorably descriptive prose... Carolyn Kirby is a past-mistress of the little twist, the soupcon of uncertainty that creates an atmosphere of tension - Gaynor Arnold, author of Girl in a Blue Dress
I was drawn into the story of Vee, Eva/Ewa and Stefan from the outset and it never let me go for one second - G. J. Minett, Goodreads
Such a skillfully constructed novel about one of the less well trodden events of the war peopled by complex, sympathetic characters. Compelling and moving - it's a wonderful read which often sends the pulse rate into overdrive. I loved it. - Annie Murray
A gripping wartime thriller, driven by two memorable heroines - Antonia Senior, The Times
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“Emotion packed historical fiction”
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“This story is completely absorbing, combining fascinating and sometimes shocking historical elements with an unusual love story.”
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“Beautifully crafted tale”
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