In Farleigh Field
World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy. The assignment also offers Ben the chance to be near Lord Westerham’s middle daughter, Pamela, whom he furtively loves. But Pamela has her own secret: she has taken a job at Bletchley Park, the British code-breaking facility.

As Ben follows a trail of spies and traitors, which may include another member of Pamela’s family, he discovers that some within the realm have an appalling, history-altering agenda. Can he, with Pamela’s help, stop them before England falls?

Inspired by the events and people of World War II, writer Rhys Bowen crafts a sweeping and riveting saga of class, family, love, and betrayal.

In Farleigh Field Details

Book TitleIn Farleigh Field
Book Author
ISBNB01HBKAYMA
LanguageEnglish
FormatKindle Edition
Pages398
Rating
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In Farleigh Field Reviews

  • Karen
    Feb 28, 2017

    Karen

    A very powerful and moving story that made World War 2 come alive for me. The bombing, the rationing, the chaos, losses, the personal sacrifices and triumphs. Rhys Bowen has written a fascinating mystery about a terrible time in history and has still managed to give it that wonderful h...

  • Books and Spoons
    Feb 27, 2017

    Books and Spoons

    With surprisingly jovial and lighthearted touch the author tells us a story of an aristocratic family and their friends in England during the Second World War. In the Farleigh Field is a tale of family, friends, life, and loss with a touch of mystery and few spine-chilling moments faci...

  • Cathy Cole
    Feb 27, 2017

    Cathy Cole

    Rhys Bowen has painted a broad canvas, and it's filled with action, suspense, and the period detail and fascinating characters that she's known for. With a length of almost four hundred pages, I am happy to report that I wanted it to go on for at least another hundred. There are many c...

  • Michael Brunson
    Feb 27, 2017

    Michael Brunson

    I love WWII history or fictionalized accountsThis has it all the privations of England's populace and the wonderful resolve with witched they were faced. It also centers around. The men who found other ways to fight the enemy despite being hounded constantly for not being in uniform th...

  • Mell
    Feb 24, 2017

    Mell

    I enjoyed the strong female lead. Her spirited baby sister was also a delight. And I do love books set in England during WWII. The many references to English history and European culture were well done. I would not be surprised if this was the first of a series.The novel itself is pret...

  • Jessica Andersen
    Feb 24, 2017

    Jessica Andersen

    I am a big fan of Rhys Bowen. I love the Royal Spyness series especially. This novel is a stand alone thriller taking place during World War 2. It follows the story of the people from one of the grand estates, Farleigh. An old family with 5 daughters: one is married with a child when t...

  • Katie Sholty
    Feb 24, 2017

    Katie Sholty

    In Farleigh Field is a WWII novel that is essentially Downton Abbey set in Mayberry (as in The Andy Griffith Show).There is an insane amount of characters which helps “direct” you every which way in who could possibly be the German sympathizer. It’s not a tangled web of ...

  • Barbara Whitaker
    Feb 23, 2017

    Barbara Whitaker

    Good characters, good mystery plot. Loved the setting in England during WWII. ...

  • Kris
    Feb 23, 2017

    Kris

    World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. After his uniform and possessions raise suspicions, MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly task...

  • Audrey K.
    Feb 22, 2017

    Audrey K.

    Setting: WWII, England and FranceCharacters: English aritocracy, English 'commoners', Spies, Double-Agents, German Gestapo, Code-BreakersOpening Plot: A dead British soldier is found in the English countryside, in Farleigh Field. Cause of death: He was a paratrooper, and his parachute ...