Elizabeth Buchan brings us a beautifully told story of courage, love and lies in wartime Europe in her heart-breaking new novel I Can’t Begin to Tell You.
Denmark, 1940. War has come and everyone must choose a side.
For British-born Kay Eberstern, living on her husband Bror’s country estate, the Nazi invasion and occupation of her adopted country is a time of terrible uncertainty and inner conflict.
With Bror desperate to preserve the legacy of his family home, even if it means co-existing with the enemy, Kay knows she cannot do the same. Lured by British Intelligence into a covert world of resistance and sabotage, her betrayal of Bror is complete as she puts her family in danger.
Tasked with protecting an enigmatic SOE agent, a man who cannot even tell her his name, Kay learns the art of subterfuge. From this moment on, she must risk everything for the sake of this stranger – a stranger who becomes entangled in her world in ways she never expected.
Caught on opposing sides of a war that has ripped apart a continent, will Kay and Bror ever find their way back to one another?
"Gripping, fascinating . . . Kay is prepared to sacrifice marriage, home, children and her life for the cause" - Daily Mail
"Impressive... nerve-janglingly engrossing... Buchan brings the period vividly to life" - Sunday Times
"This is such a good novel, full of incident and history and the minutiae of life as a spy" - Daily Express
"A gripping story of courage and conscience. Highly recommended" - Sunday Mirror
"Gripping, beautifully written and peopled with characters you believe in" - Choice Magazine
"A scintillating WWII story packed with gripping espionage and a tremendous lead character. Constructed with skill and elegance – no one writes a cliffhanger scene like Buchan – it’s a breathtaking read" - The Week