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  • Published: 29 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143792833
  • Imprint: Penguin AU Audio Adult
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 15 hr 9 min
  • Narrator: Katy Sobey
  • RRP: $29.99
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The Pearl Thief




The thrilling new blockbuster by the bestselling author of The Tea Gardens.

Severine Kassel is asked by the Louvre in 1963 to aid the British Museum with curating its antique jewellery, her specialty. Her London colleagues find her distant and mysterious; her cool beauty the topic of conversations around its quiet halls. No one could imagine that she is a desperately damaged woman, hiding her trauma behind her chic, French image.

It is only when some dramatic Byzantine pearls are loaned to the Museum that Severine’s poise is dashed and the tightly controlled life she’s built around herself is shattered. Her shocking revelation of their provenance sets off a frenzied hunt for Nazi Ruda Mayek.

Mossad’s interest is triggered and one of its most skilled agents comes out of retirement to join the hunt, while the one person who can help her – the solicitor handling the Pearls – is bound by client confidentiality. As Severine follows Mayek’s trail, there is still one lifelong secret for her to reveal – and one for her to discover.

From the snowy woodlands outside Prague to the Tuilieries of Paris and the heather-covered moors of Yorkshire comes a confronting and heart-stopping novel that explores whether love and hope can ever overpower atrocity in a time of war and hate.

  • Pub date: 29 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9780143792833
  • Imprint: Penguin AU Audio Adult
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 15 hr 9 min
  • Narrator: Katy Sobey
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

Fiona McIntosh

Fiona McIntosh is an internationally bestselling author of novels for adults and children. She co-founded an award-winning travel magazine with her husband, which they ran for fifteen years while raising their twin sons before she became a full-time author. Fiona roams the world researching and drawing inspiration for her novels, and runs a series of highly respected fiction masterclasses. She calls South Australia home.

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