The Paris Agent

A Gripping Tale of Family Secrets

by Kelly Rimmer

On Sale: 07/11/2023

The Paris Agent

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The Paris Agent

A Gripping Tale of Family Secrets

by Kelly Rimmer

On Sale: 07/11/2023

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From the bestselling author of The Things We Cannot Say and The Warsaw Orphan, Kelly Rimmer—for fans of All the Light We Cannot See and The Tattooist of Auschwitz!

A “MOST ANTICIPATED TITLE” by

  • Harper's Bazaar
  • B&N Reads
  • BookBub
  • Goodreads
  • Fresh Fiction

"The author’s research has captured the tension that those who lived through that time experienced at deep levels. Kelly Rimmer’s scenes in both eras are fraught with anxiety, urging the reader to keep turning the page, anxious to learn about each character’s experiences, right up to the very end." — New York Journal of Books 

For fans of fast-paced historical thrillers like Our Woman in Moscow and The Rose Code, Kelly Rimmer’s dramatic new novel follows two female SOE operatives whose lives will be determined by a double agent in their midst. 

Twenty-five years after the end of the war, Noah Ainsworth is still preoccupied with those perilous, exhilarating years as a British SOE operative in France. A head injury sustained on his final operation has caused frustrating gaps in his memory—in particular about the agent who saved his life during that mission gone wrong, whose real name he never knew, nor whether she even survived the war.

Moved by her father’s frustration, Noah’s daughter Charlotte begins a search for answers that resurrects the stories of Chloe and Fleur, the code names for two otherwise ordinary women whose lives intersect in 1943 when they’re called up by the SOE for deployment in France. Taking enormous risks to support the allied troops with very little information or resources, the women have no idea they’re at the mercy of a double agent among them who's causing chaos within the French circuits, whose efforts will affect the outcome of their lives…and the war.

But as Charlotte’s search for answers bears fruit, overlooked clues come to light about the identity of the double agent—with unsettling hints pointing close to home—and more shocking events are unearthed from the dangerous, dramatic last days of the war that lead to Chloe and Fleur’s eventual fates.

For more by Kelly Rimmer, look for
  • The Things We Cannot Say
  • Before I Let You Go
  • Truths I Never Told You
  • The Warsaw Orphan
  • The German Wife

Critical Praise

"A fast-paced tale of heroes, double agents and mystery.” —Michelle Gable, New York Times bestselling author of The Lipstick Bureau on The Paris Agent

“Skillfully researched and powerfully written, The German Wife will capture you from the first page. Kelly Rimmer always delivers a poignant story—this book is no exception.” —Madeline Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Bookshop in London

The German Wife is a heart-wrenching, uplifting story about love and family and the choices people make in impossible situations. An unforgettable historical novel that explores important questions highly relevant to the world today.” —Christine Wells, author of Sisters of the Resistance

“Once again, Kelly Rimmer has turned my emotions upside down. With every book of hers I read, I become a more thoughtful and empathetic person, but The German Wife is, without a doubt, the jewel in her crown.” —Sally Hepworth, New York Times bestselling author of The Younger Wife

The German Wife moves beyond the better-known stories to uncover the hidden horrors of the Second World War and what it was like for the women—and the men they loved—during that time. A must-read.” —Jane Cockram, author of The Way from Here

"Rimmer’s heart-stopping rendering of the war in Nazi-occupied Poland will captivate readers page-by-page. Elzbieta’s tale offers a carefully researched portrayal of history’s darkest hours." —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours on The Warsaw Orphan

"What a fantastic book! Intensely moving, The Warsaw Orphan is also a wonderful, ultimately life-affirming love story. I’m going to be recommending this book to everyone I know." —Karen Robards, New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan of Paris

"Fans of The Nightingale and Lilac Girls will adore The Things We Cannot Say.” —Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris

“If you only have time to read one book this year, The Things We Cannot Say should be that book.” —Fresh Fiction

"The author’s research has captured the tension that those who lived through that time experienced at deep levels. Kelly Rimmer’s scenes in both eras are fraught, urging the reader to keep turning the page, anxious to learn about each character’s experiences, right up to the very end."— New York Journal of Books


“[The Paris Agent] is another great Kelly Rimmer novel, no one writes them better than her. It’s filled with well-written characters, interesting stories, and shocking twists and turns. You will not want to put this one down. A perfect summer beach read.”—Red Carpet Crash
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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781525805080
  • ISBN 10: 1525805088
  • Imprint: Graydon House
  • On Sale: 07/11/2023
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price:37.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Historical / World War II
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Contemporary Women
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Thrillers / Espionage
  • BISAC4 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical

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