Orphan Monster Spy by Matt Killeen, narrated by Saskia Maarleveld
Audio published by Listening Library
Publication Date: March 20, 2018
Orphan Monster Spy by debut novelist Matt Killeen is a suspenseful thriller set in WWII Germany about a orphaned Jewish girl-turned-spy. As the daughter of an unmarried stage actress, Sarah’s childhood was filled with theatre and music—until the Third Reich came to power. Suddenly, her mother’s Jewish heritage puts their lives in danger, even with Sarah’s blond hair and blue eyes. After her mother is shot at a Nazi roadblock, Sarah sacrifices her one chance for escape by using her acting abilities to save the life of a British spy. Soon, Sarah is enmeshed in his mission to stop the development of a bomb with “enough destructive power to flatten a city”. She must go undercover at a Nazi boarding school for girls and befriend the daughter of a Nazi physicist. Sarah soon realizes that surviving amongst the “little Aryan monsters” is as dangerous as her directive to gain entry to the physicists home, gather intel, and do whatever she can to thwart the development of the first nuclear weapon.