The Rose Code

By Kate Quinn,

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The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Huntress and The Alice Network returns with another heart-stopping World War II story of three female code breakers at Bletchley Park and the spy they must root out after the war is over.

1940. As England prepares to fight…

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Just to confuse you, this is not the first in Kate Quinn’s series about the World Wars.

The Rose Code is book 3 of 4. But I wanted to continue ahead in time. This book flashes back and forth between 1940 and 1947. This is a heart-stopping, totally gripping story of three women, so different from each other, in Britain’s Bletchley Park, where they’re trained to break German military codes.

War, loss, romance, and secrecy tear them apart, but a traitor brings them back together. Witty, edge-of-my-seat suspense, danger, and romance made it impossible to put down.

Kate Quinn masterfully captures the bravery of the secret of Bletchley Park. The clandestineness that has surrounded the unknown code breakers has always intrigued me. In The Rose Code, we are able to look back in time as the author weaves very different personalities together as she creates a mystery around the already intriguing Bletchley Park women. The story is entertaining with the inclusion of Prince Philip and sleuthing that is worthy of Agatha Christie fans. This is a book that keeps you turning the pages and reading past the ‘one more chapter’ promise.

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…

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