The Rose Code
Why this book?
Kate Quinn’s spy novel is unique in that a good deal of the action takes place after the war, in 1947. But I was intrigued every step of the way. Readers get an inside look into intelligence training at England’s remote country estate, Bletchley Park, where three women become fast friends as they train and go on to work as code-breaking cryptanalysts. Of course, female friendships can be complicated, and this proves to be the case for these three. After the war they are brought back together by a mysterious encrypted letter. I enjoyed watching the threesome navigate the troubled waters of resentment and betrayal as they work together on cracking one last code.