The Secret Pianist - Andie Newton

The Secret Pianist

By Andie Newton

  • Release Date: 2024-01-12
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings


Sisters. Traitors. Spies.

When a British RAF Whitley plane comes under fire over the French coast and is forced to drop their cargo, a spy messenger pigeon finds its way into unlikely hands…

The occupation has taken much from the Cotillard sisters, and as the Germans increase their forces in the seaside town of Boulogne-sur-Mer, Gabriella, Martine and Simone can’t escape the feeling that the walls are closing in.

Yet, just as they should be trying to stay under the radar, Martine’s discovery of a British messenger pigeon leads them down a new and dangerous path. Gaby would do anything to protect her sisters but when the pianist is forced to teach the step-daughter of a German Commandant, and the town accuses the Cotillards of becoming ‘Bad French’ and in allegiance with the enemy, she realizes they have to take the opportunity to fight back that has been handed to them.

Now, as the sisters’ secrets wing their way to an unknown contact in London, Gaby, Martine and Simone have to wonder – have they opened a lifeline, or sealed their fate?

Readers can’t get enough of USA Today bestselling author Andie Newton:

‘A brilliant tale of resistance, sisterhood and dangerous secrets. Andie Newton is a master storyteller!’ Sara Ackerman, USA Today bestselling author of The Codebreaker's Secret

‘If you believe every WW2 story has already been told, think again. This one is special.’ Paulette Kennedy, bestselling author of The Witch of Tin Mountain


‘Fast paced and hard to put down…her best yet!’ Louise Fein

'An enthralling, beautifully researched story of courage and resistance in time of war and danger. Andie is a historical fiction author at the top of her game!’ – Kate Thompson, Sunday Times bestselling author

‘Wow! Tense, emotional and thought-provoking, this book ticks all boxes for me. Most definitely a 5-star read’ Lesley Eames

'A captivating story with a twist of romance threaded throughout' Glynis Peters, author of The Secret Orphan

'A compelling tale of friendship, courage and espionage in a frightening and uncertain world' Charlotte Betts, author of The Dressmaker's Secret

'A compelling and powerful read' – Gill Thompson, USA Today bestselling author of The Child on Platform One

'A powerful and thoughtful novel' – Louise Fein, author of Daughter of the Reich

'A gripping tale of wartime sacrifice and innocence lost in the cause of freedom' – Jina Bacarr, author of Her Lost Love

About the author

Andie Newton is the USA Today bestselling author of The Girls from the Beach, The Girl from Vichy, and The Girl I Left Behind. She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her family and is a proud COUG. When she’s not writing gritty war stories about women, you can usually find her trail running in the desert and stopping to pet every yellow lab or Golden Retriever that crosses her path. Andie is actively involved with the reading and writing community on social media. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram or check out her author page on Facebook.


  • Absolutely perfectly written!!

    By Sheldo222
    The Secret Pianist was written so beautifully you can absolutely tell Ms. Newton wrote this and all her books with her heart and soul. I was hooked from the first chapter and didn’t want it to end. Can’t wait to read more from this Author. Do yourself a favor and dive deep into this amazing story. You will be so captivated and deeply affected by Ms. Newton’s knowledge and accuracy on historical events!! 10 out of 10!!!