The Rose Code

HarperAudio. Mar. 2021. 15:40 hrs. ISBN 9780063067103. $44.99. F
Quinn (The Huntress) tells the story of three women: Osla, a socialite and girlfriend of Prince Philip (based on the real-life figure Osla Benning); Mab Churt, a London East Ender; and Bethan Finch, a crossword-solving genius and country mouse who’s tyrannized by her Bible-thumping mother. They join forces at Bletchley Park to help crack the Axis powers’ coded messages during World War II. Then, just prior to the wedding of Princess Elizabeth, they team up again to find the traitor who caused one of them to be institutionalized before the war’s end. Saskia Maarleveld capably handles the wide range of accents.
VERDICT Recommended for readers who enjoy World War II historic fiction, thrillers, code-breaking stories, and a bit of high society.
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