The Ways We Hide by Kristina McMorris (PB)

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From New York Times bestselling author Kristina McMorris, and inspired by stunning true accounts, a story about the wars we fight—between nations and inside ourselves—and the courage we find in unexpected places.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sold On A Monday—over a million copies sold!—comes a sweeping World War II tale of an illusionist whose recruitment by British intelligence sets her on a perilous, heartrending path.

As a little girl raised amid the hardships of Michigan’s Copper Country, Fenna Vos learned to focus on her own survival. That ability sustains her even now as the Second World War rages in faraway countries. Though she performs onstage as the assistant to an unruly escape artist, behind the curtain she’s the mastermind of their act. Ultimately, controlling her surroundings and eluding traps of every kind helps her keep a lingering trauma at bay. 

Yet for all her planning, Fenna doesn’t foresee being called upon by British military intelligence. Tasked with designing escape aids to thwart the Germans, MI9 seeks those with specialized skills for a war nearing its breaking point. Fenna reluctantly joins the unconventional team as an inventor. But when a test of her loyalty draws her deep into the fray, she discovers no mission is more treacherous than escaping one’s past. 

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  • 5
    Historical Fiction at its finest

    Posted by Serena on Oct 30th 2023

    Kristina McMorris delves into the world of illusion and connects that special skill to an unknown hero of WWII- a woman who is recruited by secret intelligence to design items of escape for the captured soldiers that would be hidden in plain sight, i.e. Monopoly pieces and maps. There is so much more to this story that will leave you enthralled, heartbroken and impressed - a story of love and survival, and escaping ones past.