The Lost Girls of Paris - Pam Jenoff

The Lost Girls of Paris

By Pam Jenoff

  • Release Date: 2019-01-29
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4
From 1,346 Ratings


A New York Times Bestseller

“Fraught with danger, filled with mystery, and meticulously researched, The Lost Girls of Paris is a fascinating tale of the hidden women who helped to win the war.” —Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours

From the author of the runaway bestseller The Orphan’s Tale comes a remarkable story of friendship and courage centered around three women and a ring of female secret agents during World War II.

1946, Manhattan

One morning while passing through Grand Central Terminal on her way to work, Grace Healey finds an abandoned suitcase tucked beneath a bench. Unable to resist her own curiosity, Grace opens the suitcase, where she discovers a dozen photographs—each of a different woman. In a moment of impulse, Grace takes the photographs and quickly leaves the station.

Grace soon learns that the suitcase belonged to a woman named Eleanor Trigg, leader of a network of female secret agents who were deployed out of London during the war. Twelve of these women were sent to Occupied Europe as couriers and radio operators to aid the resistance, but they never returned home, their fates a mystery. Setting out to learn the truth behind the women in the photographs, Grace finds herself drawn to a young mother turned agent named Marie, whose daring mission overseas reveals a remarkable story of friendship, valor and betrayal.

Vividly rendered and inspired by true events, New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff shines a light on the incredible heroics of the brave women of the war and weaves a mesmerizing tale of courage, sisterhood and the great strength of women to survive in the hardest of circumstances.

A Cosmopolitan Best Book Club Book, PopSugar Must-Read, and Glamour Best of 2019

“An intriguing mystery and a captivating heroine make The Lost Girls of Paris a read to savor!” —Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

Look for Pam Jenoff’s new novel, The Woman with the Blue Star, an unforgettable story of courage and friendship during wartime.

Read these other sweeping epics from New York Times bestselling author Pam Jenoff.

The Orphan’s Tale

The Ambassador’s Daughter

The Diplomat’s Wife

The Kommandant’s Girl

The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach

The Winter Guest


  • Great book

    By weimaranermama
    This is a wonderful book with such memorable characters. An element of intrigue, lots of unpredictable encounters with unanticipated outcomes. Really enjoyed reading it and trying to figure out how all the facets of the story would come together.
  • Moronic

    By I eat books
    This book is not for a person with even the slightest minutiae of intelligence. The ending contradicts the resolve of the characters who struggle throughout the story. Also, there are several details that are ignored in order to quickly end (thank god) the terrible pain the author was obviously in while she wrote this travesty.
  • One of my favorites!

    By Sam Skirvin
    I couldn’t put it down towards the end . Lots of twists & full of mystery and suspense.
  • Interesting

    By Ninja0188
    I love this book! I am new to this author, but I will keep reading her books! Every day ordinary women who sacrificed to help others.
  • Don’t bother

    By grghsoamm
    Full of plot holes, both main characters infuriating stupid.
  • The lost girls of Paris

    By ev kuster
    This was an interesting subject, but Jenoff’s plot points were implausible and handled in a sophomoric style.
  • Outstanding insight into history

    By fgianakos
    Towards the end, couldn’t put it down. Jenoff has whet my appetite for more historical fiction. Nice job!
  • The Lost Girls of Paris.

    By Mel bookworm
    Captivating story of everyday women, asked to leave their jobs, their families, their homes, vanish without a trace, and risk their lives to help their country. Enduring harsh mental and physical training in such a brief time period, inadequate at best, thrust into enemy-held territory, these women risked it all. Truly forgotten and diminished in a male-dominated war, their contributions still go unnoticed and uncelebrated today. The writer lived in and captured the hearts and minds of each character so eloquently, so tenderly, as if she herself lived each life uniquely. Such a profound story! I could not put it down!
  • Ugh

    By hrd2mpres
    Amateurish. Reads like a lame Harlequin novel. Blech!
  • Outstanding Read

    By clegeman
    A great historical novel of true female heroes of WW II. Let us not forget the atrocities committed by the Third Reich in these challenging times to our own rights and freedoms.