“Triumphant… Through lucid images and vibrant storytelling, Prescott creates an edgy postfeminist vision of the Cold War…for a smart, lively page-turner. This debut shines as spy story, publication thriller, and historical romance with a twist.”
— Publishers Weekly
Translated into 28 languages and optioned for film, The Secrets We Kept is a thrilling tale of secretaries turned spies, of love and duty and sacrifice. Inspired by the CIA plot to infiltrate the hearts of Soviet Russia, not with propaganda, but with the greatest love story of the 20th century: Doctor Zhivago.
The Secrets We Kept combines a legendary literary love story with a narrative about two women empowered to lead lives of extraordinary intrigue and risk. From Moscow and the Gulag to Washington and Paris, The Secrets We Kept captures a watershed moment in the history of literature--told with soaring emotional intensity and captivating historical detail, and centered on the belief that a piece of art can change the world.