The Secret Photograph

Siobhan Curham

‘Heart-wrenching… Oh my goodness this book nearly broke me… Had to stop a number of times to blink the tears away… Heart-breaking.’ @leona.omahony, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Nazi-occupied Paris, 1942. Clarisse clutches her camera as hundreds of police swarm the streets. Through her lens she spots a terrified brown-eyed little girl being carried screaming into a truck, her yellow star hanging crooked from her threadbare coat. Clarisse rushes forward to help, but the truck pulls away…

With a fake name written on the papers in her pocket, American photographer Clarisse Alarie knows the dangers of Paris better than most. Haunted by the sight of children being dragged away and carrying a photograph of the brown-eyed little girl everywhere she goes, Clarisse is desperate to make a difference. Meeting handsome resistance fighter Louis is her chance…

Louis introduces Clarisse to Café Capoulade and his underground network of brave men and women fighting tirelessly to end the occupation. Soon, Clarisse is risking her life every day. Taking photographs of the terror that has overcome the beautiful city, Clarisse follows members of the Gestapo and hides in plain sight in order to gather evidence of their terrible crimes.

But Clarisse soon learns of the over-crowded cattle cars leaving Paris carrying even the smallest children, bound for an unspeakably terrible place… Is she already too late to rescue the little girl with the brown eyes? And when Louis himself is arrested, will Clarisse risk everything the network has worked so hard for to save them both?

Set around true historical events that shook the world, The Secret Photograph is asweeping and utterly gripping wartime tale of courage and resilience in the face of unimaginable terror. Fans of The Alice Network, The Nightingale and Soraya M. Lane will be totally hooked.

Readers love The Secret Photograph:

Enthrallingspectacular… I was captivated, intrigued, and felt every single one of these emotions these characters felt… Perfect and so touching… An incredible readHauntingly beautifulI got goosebumps and I’m still thinking about it My heart will ache for a long time for the characters… Perfect.’ @cherisereadsxo, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heartbreaking and grippinghad me in tearsOne that I will not forget anytime soonI could not stop reading from the moment I startedUnputdownable… An absolute must read for historical fiction fans. Keep the Kleenex box nearby because you will surely need it. I wish I could give ten stars to this phenomenal story.Page Turners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This was the easiest 5 stars I’ve ever awarded a historical fiction book!… Curham is definitely at the top of her game and her ability to sweep readers into German-occupied Europe is absolutely stellar. I’ve read many books centered around the resistance movement during WW2, but this book stands heads above the majority!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Another brilliant, heartbreaking book by Siobhan Curham… I prepared myself with plenty of Kleenex before beginning this one I still ran outfind a comfortable reading nook with plenty of tissues and read this newest release by Siobhan Curham. I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow what an unforgettable story… Hooked from the first page, I was drawn into a truly inspiring story… A heartbreaking and heart-warming novel about love, bravery, loss, survival and courage during a time of unimageable horror… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This is the first book that I’ve read by Siobhan Curham and it absolutely won’t be the last! It is absolutely captivating, heartbreaking, enchanting, devastating and engrossing. I couldn’t put it down at all!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Deeply moving… One that will stick with me for a long time. I got sucked into the plot immediately, and I didn’t want to put it down. It is poignant and heartbreakingA true triumph Highly recommend!@mama_lovesfiction, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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