As the Second World War draws to a close, Intelligence Officer Gus Clifton surprises his sisters at their London home. But an even greater shock is the woman he brings with him, Krista – the German wife whom he has married secretly in Berlin.
Krista is clearly devastated by her experiences at the hands of the British and their allies – all but broken by horrors she cannot share. But Gus’s sisters can only see the enemy their brother has brought under their roof. And their friend Nella, Gus’s beautiful, loyal fiancée, cannot understand what made Gus change his mind about their marriage. What hold does Krista have over their honourable and upright Gus? And how can the three women get her out of their home, their future, their England?
Haunted by passion, betrayal and misunderstanding these damaged souls are propelled towards a spectacular resolution. Krista has lost her country, her people, her identity, and the ties that bind her to Gus hold more tightly than the sisters can ever understand…
"A truly wonderful writer. Her books are rich with authentic period detail and her characters are vivid and intensely believable – I love this book." - Peter James
“I loved THE NEW MRS CLIFTON by Elizabeth Buchan, a story of post-war adjustment which sets up a mystery on the first page. A pageturner with a big heart, suffused with the sadness of the aftermath of war.” - Cathy Rentzenbrink, Stylist
“With vivid historical details and a twist in the tale, The New Mrs Clifton is a gripping, immensely satisfying novel.” - Sarra Manning, Red Magazine "Best Books to Read This August"
“Skill and elegance... no one writes a cliffhanger scene like Buchan.” - The Week
“The tension is palpable and the atmosphere claustrophobic. Buchan vividly conveys the dispirited mood of a post-war London brought to its knees … Her depiction of the horrors of wartime Berlin is equally compelling. She dissects her characters with precision to show the personal cost of war… A powerful and emotional read.” -- FIVE STARS - Sunday Express
“Impressive... nerve-janglingly engrossing... Buchan brings the period vividly to life. - Sunday Times