The Girl Who Never Came Back

Suzanne Goldring

‘Absolutely brilliant… I couldn’t put it down, I was totally hooked.’ @readingismytonic21, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

They tried to make her disappear, but I will not forget her. Her bravery and her name must be remembered. I will find her…

Paris 1945. Sylvia creeps into the beautiful house on a tree-lined street, the headquarters of cold-hearted German soldiers. She trails her fingers along the gilded furniture and sees the light dance off the glittering chandeliers. On the top floor, she finds the dates inscribed by beaten prisoners. The last message Phyllis will ever send her.

Three years earlier, nineteen-year-old Phyllis was Sylvia’s youngest recruit, young enough to be her daughter. Her nervous smile hid a determination to do her bit for her country. She passed every test, and Sylvia was so proud of her. As she watched the plane carry Phyllis into action, she swore to do everything in her power to protect her.

But when Phyllis disappears into the night and fog of the Paris occupation, all Sylvia can do once the war ends is hunt for her, following her trail to a damp cell where a message scratched on a food tin is her only clue.

As she gets closer, Sylvia realises her mission carries its own dangers, because there are those on both sides who do not want the secrets of the war to be revealed.

She knows she will do whatever it takes to discover what really happened to the girl who never came back… but will she find answers before it’s too late?

A heartbreaking, and completely unputdownable World War Two page-turner about the extraordinary bravery of women in the war. Fans of The Alice Network, The Nightingale and The Midwife of Auschwitz will be utterly glued to this unforgettable novel.

What everyone is saying about The Girl Who Never Came Back:

‘A thrilling, exciting page-turning book… Fantastic book and probably one of my favorites and the ending will blow your mind! I loved it all.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

HeartbreakingTore my emotions to pieces… Such a powerful read.’ Christian Bookaholic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A book I did not want to put down… The pages turn quickly and I will think often of The Girl Who Never Came BackOutstanding.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Brilliantly written, expertly researched, a real page-turner!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Historical fiction at its best.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

A 100% buy-today-read-tonight delight. History comes alive in this brilliant, highly imaginative, and vivid novel. Immersive and revelatory and a pleasure to read!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heart-warmingAmazing book… I’ll be thinking about this book for quite a while.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely brilliantI couldn’t put it down, I was totally hooked… Painful at times but important.’ Reading is My Tonic, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book is about friendship, love, determination and peace… For me personally I think this author is up there with Pam Jenoff and Kristin Hannah. Highly recommend!!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Incredible! I was hooked from the beginning… These female characters are amazing and I’m so glad I got to know them!’ Goodreads reviewer

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