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Back Behind Enemy Lines

(2014)
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1944 and Anna is parachuted into Normandy as a special agent working with Resistance Groups, spying on the Germans and wiring the information back to the Special Operations Executive, escaping capture and the inevitable torture that would follow.

She falls in love with Pierre, another SOE agent but finds he is not what he purports to be. Then there is the little matter of the Gestapo officer who has guessed her secret. Alone, Anna has to make some terrifying decisions to survive and to ensure the impending invasion remains secret.

It is 2006 in England, where her husband has died and Anna lives alone. Her children are spying on her and plot to put her in a home so that they can sell her house for their own ends. Anna is determined to retain her independence. She falls back on her wartime skills, recruiting Nathan and his girl friend Gemma to help her and becomes close to them as she never was with her own children.

But it is only when she returns to Normandy and confronts the ghosts of her past that she realises how the war had taken its toll on her loveless marriage and her children. She makes the ultimate sacrifice and finally finds the peace and redemption that had evaded her all these years.

'A contemporary story which pits generation against generation ... suspenseful, poignant and funny ... This was a world I didn't want to leave when I came to the end of the book.'
Helen Cadbury, To Catch a Rabbit

'Back Behind Enemy Lines is beautifully written. This is an author who excels at hinting at the unsaid, allowing the reader to fill in the blanks, whose contained and precise prose marches across the pages.'
The Historical Novel Society

Genre: Thriller

Praise for this book

"A contemporary story which pits generation against generation … suspenseful, poignant and funny ... This was a world I didn't want to leave when I came to the end of the book." - Helen Cadbury


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May 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: Back Behind Enemy Lines
Author(s): Chris Bridge
ISBN: 1-78036-277-3 / 978-1-78036-277-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Peach Publishing
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Kindle Editions

November 2014 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Back Behind Enemy Lines
Author(s): Chris Bridge
Publisher: Peach Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU