Kate Quinn is a native of Southern California. She attended Boston University, where she earned bachelor's and master's degrees in classical voice. A lifelong history buff, she has written four novels in the Empress of Rome Saga and two books set in the Italian Renaissance detailing the early years of the infamous Borgia clan. All have been translated into multiple languages. She and her husband now live in Maryland with two black dogs named Caesar and Calpurnia. Saskia Maarleveld is an experienced voice-over actress and Earphones Award-winning narrator. Raised in New Zealand and France, she is highly skilled with accents and dialects, and many of her books have been narrated entirely in accents other than her own. In addition to audiobooks, her voice can be heard in animation, video games, and commercials.
An impressive historical novel sure to harness WWII-fiction fans' attention.-- "Booklist (starred review)"
A suspenseful WWII tale of murder and revenge...This exciting thriller vividly reveals how people face adversity and sacrifice while chasing justice and retribution.-- "Publishers Weekly"
Well-researched and vivid segments are interspersed detailing Nina's backstory as one of Russia's sizable force of female combat pilots (dubbed the Night Witches by the Germans), establishing her as a fierce yet vulnerable antecedent to Lisbeth Salander. Quinn's language is evocative of the period, and her characters are good literary company.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Readers should expect to give up weekend plans once they start this novel...A great choice for historical fiction fans, particularly of World War II set novels, mystery readers, or anyone seeking well-crafted stories in which good triumphs over evil.-- "Library Journal"