REVIEW: The Silence Before Dawn


In this story we get a slice of the French resistance during World War II. Marianne is deeply entrenched in spying and subversive acts to try to end the war. We see how women are able to infiltrate and miss lead German officials as well as gather information for counterattacks. These women are sometimes coquettish, sometimes using their feminine wiles but generally just using their hearts to find the strength to fight for what they believe in. We get a few stunning betrayals in this story including some that are quite hard to swallow.


You really can’t go wrong with World War II historical fiction, especially showing the impact of women on the war. I enjoyed the portrayals of Marianne and Christine and the complex network of characters you’re not always sure you can believe. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thanks to Bookouture via Netgalley for access to this audiobook. All opinions above are my own.

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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