The New Mrs Clifton

  • by Elizabeth Buchan
  • Narrated by Julie Teal
  • 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

As the Second World War draws to a close, Intelligence Officer Gus Clifton surprises his sisters when he introduces Krista - the German wife whom he has married secretly in Berlin.
Krista is clearly devastated by her experiences at the hands of the allies, but Gus's sisters can only see the enemy he has brought under their roof. Haunted by passion and betrayal, these damaged souls are propelled towards a spectacular resolution.


What the Critics Say

"A truly wonderful writer. Her books are rich with authentic period detail and her characters are vivid and intensely believable - I love this book." (Peter James)
Praise for Elizabeth Buchan: "Impressive...nerve-janglingly engrossing.... Buchan brings the period vividly to life." ( Sunday Times)
Praise for Elizabeth Buchan: "A scintillating WWII story packed with gripping espionage and a tremendous lead character. Constructed with skill and elegance - no one writes a cliff-hanger scene like Buchan - it's a breathtaking read." ( The Week)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

More complex than it initially seemed.

I listened to this book because it was chosen by a book group I belong to, I wouldn't have chosen it otherwise.
It took about a third of the book to have me gripped, at times the story was slow moving, then I had to hear it through to the end.
Overall I enjoyed the story and didn't guess the plot twists. The author left some scenes hanging at the end of chapters unresolved which was frustrating. I'm not sure I would choose to read another book by this author.
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- Kindle Customer

The New Mrs Clifton

What made the experience of listening to The New Mrs Clifton the most enjoyable?

A well written book and read very well.

What did you like best about this story?

A few twists and turns in a tale set in a bleak time just after the second world war.

Have you listened to any of Julie Teal’s other performances? How does this one compare?


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I felt very sad to hear what a bad state German was in after the war and how badly the women in particular were treated. The privations suffered by the English too with the food shortages were hard to comprehend.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed it very much and will recommend it as a Reading Club book.

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- AndreaW

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2016
  • Publisher: Lamplight Audio