After Sarah Gillespie's family home was bombed while on neutral Irish soil and her remaining immediate family killed, Sarah leaves Dublin for her Uncle's in England. Sarah settles into her new family well and begins a new job as a tracer at Supermarine where her Uncle and cousin Martin also work designing Spitfire planes for the War. Sarah is excited to help the War effort after the German's bombed her town and family; however, Sarah is soon approached and blackmailed into uncovering a traitor within Supermarine. Sarah must find a way to get a tracing of a Spitfire to the spy so he can be caught without losing her position or her honor.
Her Secret War is an exciting historical spy novel set during World War II. From the beginning, Sarah is an appealing character who I could easily relate to as she made decisions and acted equally with her heart and her head. The writing created a good sense of place, especially when describing the destruction of the bombing of North Strand in Dublin and the estate that Vickers Supermarine took over in Hampshire. The pacing of the story was excellent, and I continuously wanted to know what was happening in Sarah's life especially after she was recruited by Northcott. I was impressed by Sarah's decision-making process and how she kept her head on straight while completing her task for Northcott. While I was able to predict some of the spy mysteries early on, there is a huge, unexpected twist at the end that tells me that we haven't seen the last of Sarah Gillespie.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.