Reviews

  • At the close of the Second World War, Intelligence Officer Gus Clifton returns to London. On his arm is Krista, the German wife he married secretly in Berlin. For his sisters, this broken woman is nothing more than the enemy . . .

    from the publisher's description
  • Keeps you guessing throughout and the unsettling ending doesn't disappoint . . . An immensely engaging read that will make you see post-war Britain in a new light

    WI Life
  • A wonderful book about life in post-war London ... Buchan's believable characters live in a world of bombsites, shortages and speculators that is deftly realised

    The Times
  • When their brother brings home a German bride in the wake of the Second World War, two sisters wonder what hold she has over him in the elegantly written The New Mrs Clifton

    Good Housekeeping
  • Impressive . . . nerve-janglingly engrossing . . . Buchan brings the period vividly to life

    Sunday Times
  • 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
  • I loved The New Mrs Clifton by Elizabeth Buchan, a story of post-war adjustment which sets up a mystery on the first page

    Cathy Rentzenbrink, Stylist
  • Compassionate and gripping

    Fanny Blake, Woman and Home
  • This compelling novel deals with the complex legacy of the war years ... Buchan, who brilliantly captures the blighted atmosphere of blitzed London and bomb-destroyed Berlin, is equally good on the emotional fall-out ... Slowly revealing the hidden secrets and chaos of the characters' inner lives, the novel describes how everyday life is tainted by the knowledge of what went on and the desperate measures that ordinary people had to take to survive the extraordinary circumstances

    Daily Mail
  • The tension is palpable and the atmosphere claustrophobic. Buchan vividly conveys the dispirited mood of a post-war London brought to its knees ... Her depiction of the horrors of wartime Berlin is equally compelling. She dissects her characters with precision to show the personal cost of war ... A powerful and emotional read

    FIVE STARS, Sunday Express