In Nazi-occupied Guernsey, the consequences of making the wrong decision can be deadly. And when the lives of estranged lovers Émile and Isabelle become entwined with a German officer, loyalties are blurred, and dangerous secrets are forged.
Left profoundly deaf after an accident, Émile is no stranger to isolation – or heartbreak. Now as German planes loom overhead, he senses life is about to change forever.
Trapped in a tense, fearful marriage, Isabelle doesn’t know what has become of Émile and the future she hoped for. But when she glimpses him from the window of the French House, their lives collide once more …
Leutnant Schreiber is more comfortable wielding a paintbrush than a pistol. But he has little choice in the role he is forced to play in the occupying forces – or in his own forbidden desires.
Lyrical, moving and compelling, The French House is a novel about wanting to hear and learning to listen – to the truths that lie deep in our hearts.