The Alice Network - Kate Quinn

The Alice Network

By Kate Quinn

  • Release Date: 2017-06-06
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
From 4,277 Ratings


Featuring an exclusive excerpt from Kate Quinn's next incredible historical novel, THE HUNTRESS



One of NPR's Best Books of the Year!

One of Bookbub's Biggest Historical Fiction Books of the Year!

Reese Witherspoon Book Club Summer Reading Pick!

The Girly Book Club Book of the Year!

A Summer Book Pick from Good Housekeeping, Parade, Library Journal, Goodreads, Liz and Lisa, and BookBub

In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women—a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947—are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might still be alive. So when Charlie's parents banish her to Europe to have her "little problem" taken care of, Charlie breaks free and heads to London, determined to find out what happened to the cousin she loves like a sister.

1915. A year into the Great War, Eve Gardiner burns to join the fight against the Germans and unexpectedly gets her chance when she's recruited to work as a spy. Sent into enemy-occupied France, she's trained by the mesmerizing Lili, the "Queen of Spies", who manages a vast network of secret agents right under the enemy's nose.

Thirty years later, haunted by the betrayal that ultimately tore apart the Alice Network, Eve spends her days drunk and secluded in her crumbling London house. Until a young American barges in uttering a name Eve hasn't heard in decades, and launches them both on a mission to find the matter where it leads.

“Both funny and heartbreaking, this epic journey of two courageous women is an unforgettable tale of little-known wartime glory and sacrifice. Quinn knocks it out of the park with this spectacular book!”—Stephanie Dray, New York Times bestselling author of America's First Daughter


  • Great read

    By Prissymimi
    Enjoyed the mixture of facts and fiction. Well written!
  • Excellent historical novel

    By Pingsternyc
    Gripping and engaging from first page to last.
  • ..and I’m not a big fan of modern fiction!

    By Indigosummersky
    I stick with mostly the classics….Brontë sisters, Austen, Lousia May Alcott, you get it. I truly did NOT want this book to end. The author spins a captivating tale right from the beginning, and melds the two timelines together seamlessly. I’m about to start another book by this same author!
  • Outstanding

    By The E-Money
    Captivating, informative and excellent perspective!
  • Must read!

    By Txbookmom
    Marvelous! Beautiful story.
  • Loved it

    By mwgaut
    Long, tedious at points, but a very enthralling story.
  • A Fabulous Tale

    By Fastprof
    This is a layered suspenseful work of historical fiction that is impossible to put down. Somehow, the moving love story entertwined adds and not detracts. And throughout all the love of France is evident.
  • Excellent

    By Kerryr3
    Loved this book! Definitely want to learn more about these brave women. Highly recommend.
  • Never wanted it to end

    By aveeats
    I will always remember this book.
  • Very fun read

    By maria_AK907
    I really enjoyed the book, caracteres and the story