It took me about 2 weeks to listen to The Lost Girls of Paris by Pam Jenoff audiobook. “Inspired by true events”, it’s a very riveting story of the British female radio operators working in Occupied Europe during World War II.
The Lost Girls of Paris Amazon Description
One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.
Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.
I really enjoyed this audiobook. Like other good audiobooks, it kept me parked in the garage until the end of the chapter. Toward the end I guessed what was going to happen but I still listened until it was done. I think it might be a better read verses an audiobook, but if it came out in a movie to TV show, I’d definitely watch it!
The book’s cover alone of the clock inside Musée d’Orsay brings me back to when we were there this summer!