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The Paris Deception

Bryn Turnbull

'Tense and thrilling . . . You won't be able to turn the pages fast enough' - Natasha Lester, New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Secret


PARIS, 1940.

Three years ago, talented art restorer Sophie fled to Paris to escape the horrors of the Nazi regime. But now, with her beloved adoptive city under occupation, Sophie is forced to work at the renowned Jeu de Paume, restoring the art ruthlessly stolen from Jewish families.

Fabienne was a rising star of the glamorous Parisian art scene, until the Nazis put a stop to her craft. Mourning the loss of her husband, she's a shadow of her former self - until her estranged sister-in-law Sophie arrives at her door with a stolen painting in hand.

The two women embark on a treacherous plan: to save stolen artwork by replacing it with skilful forgeries, right under the watchful eyes of the Nazis. But just how long can they sustain their masterful illusion?


'Deceives, intrigues, and enthrals' - Kate Quinn, bestselling author of The Rose Code

'Gripping, dramatic and packed with fascinating detail . . . an involving read about love, trust and heart-stopping bravery' - Jill Mansell, bestselling author of Should I Tell You?

'Bryn Turnbull is a natural storyteller and her prose sparkles with all the fizz of vintage champagne. A tour de force' - Gill Paul, bestselling author of The Secret Wife

'Had me gripped from beginning to end' - Sarah Steele, author of The Schoolteacher of Saint-Michel

'A thrilling story of smuggled art and incredible female bravery set in Nazi-occupied Paris . . . fascinating and gripping' - Annie Lyons, bestselling author of The Brilliant Life of Eudora Honeysett

'Totally absorbing and I had to finish the novel once I had stared . . . a real page turner' - Real reader review

'Gripping and enthralling' - Real reader review

'Anyone who likes historical fiction with a hint of danger will enjoy this' - Real reader review


Bryn Turnbull is the bestselling author of The Woman Before Wallis. Equipped with a master's of letters in creative writing from the University of St. Andrews, a master's of professional communication from Ryerson University and a bachelor's degree in English literature from McGill University, Bryn focuses on finding stories of women lost within the cracks of the historical record. She lives in Toronto.

Category:  World War 2 Fiction
ISBN:  9781035406289
Publisher:  Headline Publishing Group
On sale:  June 2023
Format:  Paperback
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