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a historical novel, it stands out from many others from the subject of its book (a Second World War diver and a woman at that) to the way it explores the innate nature of the army, and the conflict of interests that lie in-between. As one of the first female divers, the main character is tasked with repairing ships and making them sea safe but she is also determined to find out more about what happened to her dad. This sets the tone for the rest of the novel.

What makes this book stand out?

Apart from the main plot, the way the various characters interplay with each other, the rapid development of the main plot makes it one of the recommended books for women’s book club

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An interesting take on women and the novel explores the challenges they had to face back then

Don't read it for

if historical thrillers are not your cup of tea, you may want to give this a miss

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