New Mrs Clifton by Elizabeth Buchan
As the Second World War draws to a close, Intelligence Officer Gus Clifton surprises his sisters at their London home. But an even greater shock is the woman he brings with him, Krista - the German wife whom he has married secretly in Berlin. Krista is clearly devastated by her experiences at the hands of the British and their allies - all but broken by horrors she cannot share.
But Gus's sisters can only see the enemy their brother has brought under their roof. And their friend Nella, Gus's beautiful, loyal fiancee, cannot understand what made Gus change his mind about their marriage. What hold does Krista have over their honourable and upright Gus? And how can the three women get her out of their home, their future, their England? Haunted by passion, betrayal and misunderstanding these damaged souls are propelled towards a spectacular resolution.
Krista has lost her country, her people, her identity, and the ties that bind her to Gus hold more tightly than the sisters can ever understand...Praise for The New Mrs Clifton 'A truly wonderful writer. Her books are rich with authentic period detail and her characters are vivid and intensely believable - I love this book' Peter James Praise for Elizabeth Buchen 'Impressive ...nerve-janglingly engrossing ...Buchan brings the period vividly to life' Sunday Times 'A scintillating WWII story packed with gripping espionage and a tremendous lead character. Constructed with skill and elegance - no one writes a cliff-hanger scene like Buchan - it's a breathtaking read' The Week