Winter in Madrid by C J Sansom

About the book

Part thriller, part love story, this tale follows the fortunes of three young men, navigating the tumultous world of 1940s Spain. As the Second World war begins, one is sent to spy on another and the ramifications of a tragic love story will haunt them all.

Reviewed by CC Readers

Gave fascinating insights into a complex period that is hard to analyse. Too long and some details jarred. Many felt it was contrived and various elements had echoes of many other novels. On a positive note – it created a vivid atmosphere “filmic”. Dialogue convincing.

Star rating: ***

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