Enigma by Robert Harris

About the book

Bletchley Park: the top-secret landmark of World War Two, where a group of young people were fighting to defeat Hitler, and win the war. March 1943, the Second World War hangs in the balance, and at Bletchley Park a brilliant young codebreaker is facing a double nightmare. The Germans have unaccountably changed their U-boat Enigma code, threatening a massive Allied defeat. And as suspicion grows that there may be a spy inside Bletchley, Jericho’s girlfriend, the beautiful and mysterious Claire Romilly suddenly disappears.

Reviewed by  Andover Library Reading Group:

Quite a few found the technical side hard going. Didn’t rate it as a thriller, and thought the story long, but the enigma history very interesting especially to find out about Bletchley Park, Would ‘try’ other titles by author.

Star rating: ***

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  1. Review by October Book Group:
    A good choice of setting, as most people are fascinated by the story of Bletchley during World War 2. Also a thoroughly researched ‘techno-thriller’ which readers agreed was a page-turner. There is also strong human interest with some well-drawn characters. The atmosphere of Britain in wartime is captured evocatively. A very fine example of its type which is why we gave it a top rating
    Star rating: ****

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