The Historians: A thrilling novel of conspiracy and intrigue during World War II
"The Historians blends a fascinating historical intrigue with the quick pace and excitement of a thriller." -- Ellen Keith, author of The Dutch Wife
"The perfect read.... Exciting and enjoyable ." -- New York Times Book Review
The Secret History meets The Alice Network in this riveting tale of murder and conspiracy in Sweden during WWII by critically acclaimed author Cecilia Eckbck.
It is 1943 and Swedens neutrality in the war is under pressure. Laura Dahlgren, the bright, young right-hand of the chief negotiator to Germany, is privy to these tensions, even as she tries to keep her head down in the mounting fray. However, when Lauras best friend from university, Britta, is discovered murdered in cold blood, Laura is determined to find the killer.
Prior to her death, Britta sent a report on the racial profiling in Scandinavia to the secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jens Regnell. In the middle of negotiating a delicate alliance with Hitler and the Nazis, Jens doesnt understand why hes received the report. When the pursuit of Brittas murderer leads Laura to his door, the two join forces to get at the truth.
But as Jens and Laura attempt to untangle the mysterious circumstance surrounding Brittas death, they only become more mired in a web of lies and deceit. This trail will lead to a conspiracy that could topple their nations identity--a conspiracy some in Sweden will try to keep hidden at any cost.
Author: Cecilia Ekbck
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Release Date: 2021-01-12