Promo: Her Secret War by Pam Lecky

Many congratulations to my author friend, Pam Lecky, whose new novel, Her Secret War – an intriguing espionage thriller set during World War II – is released today! A very exciting day for Pam. 

In celebration, we're sharing an enticing excerpt that will reel you in!

Her Secret War

Pam Lecky

Historical Fiction / World War II Thriller


The drone of a bomber broke the silence. Maura flinched and crossed herself, before peeking out the window. “What is going on tonight?”

“I’ve no idea, kiddo. Come on, the kettle is boiling now. Get a move on,” Sarah cajoled. But her palms were sweating. She wiped them on her skirt while Maura’s back was turned. Heart thumping, Sarah took a furtive glance out the window. Something didn’t feel right. Why was Jerry still over Dublin? Were they deliberately trying to scare them for a joke? 

Maura finished making the tea and handed her a cup. “Sorry, no milk. Best drink up. We don’t want Da finding us up when he gets home.” The boom of the anti-aircraft gun could be heard in the distance. Maura threw up her hands, a fierce frown marring her delicate features. “How are we going to get to sleep with that racket going on out there?” With that, she stomped out of the kitchen and up the stairs.

“They’ll be gone soon, I’m sure,” Sarah called after her. No response. Great! Maura was now in one of her moods. Sarah gulped down her tea then brought her cup to the sink under the window to rinse it out. Suddenly weary, her throat tightened, and tears threatened to flow once more. Blast Paul and blast the Germans! Blinking the tears away, she stared up into the night sky, only to spot another bomber caught in a searchlight as the anti-aircraft gun rattled once more. Could this night get any worse?



A life-changing moment

May 1941: German bombs drop on Dublin taking Sarah Gillespie’s family and home. Days later, the man she loves leaves Ireland to enlist.

A heart-breaking choice

With nothing to keep her in Ireland and a burning desire to help the war effort, Sarah seeks refuge with relatives in England. But before long, her father’s dark past threatens to catch up with her.

A dangerous mission

Sarah is asked to prove her loyalty to Britain through a special mission. Her courage could save lives. But it could also come at the cost of her own…

A gripping story that explores a deadly tangle of love and espionage in war-torn Britain, perfect for fans of Pam Jenoff, Kate Quinn and Kate Furnivall.

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About the Author:

Pam Lecky

Pam is an Irish historical fiction author with Avon Books UK/Harper Collins. Pam is represented by Therese Coen at the Hardman & Swainson Literary Agency, London.

Her Secret War, a WW2 thriller, will be released in October 2021. The second book in the series will be released in 2022.

The Bowes Inheritance, her debut novel, was awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion; was shortlisted for the Carousel Aware Prize 2016; made 'Editor's Choice' by the Historical Novel Society; long-listed for the Historical Novel Society 2016 Indie Award; and chosen as a Discovered Diamond in February 2017.

June 2019, saw the release of No Stone Unturned, the first book in the Lucy Lawrence Mystery series, set in the late Victorian era. This was closely followed by the sequel, Footprints in the Sand, in March 2020, which is set in Victorian Egypt. Pam is currently working on the third book in the series.