The Paris Agent [Book Review] #NetGalley @HTPBooks #HistoricalFiction #BlogTour

The Paris Agent by Kelly Rimmer is intense, page-turning, and suspenseful WWII historical fiction.

The Paris Agent by Kelly Rimmer

The Paris Agent by Kelly Rimmer (cover) Image: the left side of a woman's face is visible against a blurred and soft Paris background

Genre/Categories/Setting: Historical Fiction, WWII, Espionage, Friendship, Suspense, France, England

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My Summary of The Paris Agent by Kelly Rimmer:

Welcome to my stop on the Harlequin Trade Publishing Summer 2023 Blog Tour. Thanks #NetGalley @HarlequinTrade_Books @HTPBooks for a complimentary e ARC of #The Paris Agent upon my request. All opinions are my own.

HTP Books Summer 2023 Blog Tour (collage of book covers)

In the 1970s timeline, Noah lives in Liverpool and is haunted by memories of his time as a British operative in France during WWII. His daughter Charlotte is determined to help her father find answers. In the 1940s timeline, we follow the extraordinary lives of Chloe and Fleur and their career as spies in WWII. Will Noah find the answers he seeks? Has the intrigue from Noah’s past followed him into the present?

My Thoughts:


Danger is around every corner and a consuming concern in the lives of spies. The Paris Agent has an abundance of page-turning action, intrigue, mystery, and suspense for fans of thrilling historical fiction.


If you love strong, capable, intelligent, and courageous spies, you might appreciate the imagined characters in The Paris Agent.

Reading Experience

I appreciate the author’s inclusion of vivid, descriptive details that helped me feel a part of the story. Rimmer has a unique way of drawing the reader immediately into the narrative.

Each spy has multiple code names. In my reading experience, I found this confusing even though I took notes. I frequently stopped to reread or check my notes. For this reason, I suggest the print version and not an audio format.

Content Considerations

Difficult content includes war atrocities, imprisonment, sacrifice, torture, suicide, physical abuse, and grief.

Recommending The Paris Agent

I’m recommending The Paris Agent for fans of Kelly Rimmer, for readers who appreciate intense and suspenseful WWII content, and for those who love stories with a dual timeline and multiple viewpoints.

Related:: Other books I’ve reviewed by Kelly Rimmer include The Things We Cannot Say, The Warsaw Orphan, The German Wife

My Rating:  4 Stars

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Meet the Author of The Paris Agent, Kelly Rimmer

Author Kelly Rimmer

Kelly Rimmer is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and internationally best selling author of contemporary and historical fiction novels including The Secret Daughter, The Things We Cannot Say, and Truths I Never Told You. Her latest novel, The Warsaw Orphan, was released in June 2021. Kelly lives in rural Australia with her family and a whole menagerie of badly behaved animals.

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