Willa Forsythe is a talented musical prodigy, she can play a song perfectly after only hearing it once, but she is also a thief. Willa is tasked with stealing a cypher from a famed violinist, at the brink of WWI.
Lukas De Wilde is a renowned violinist, travelling for grand concerts with the orchestra, but now with the political tension brewing he finds himself a target, with both sides wanting to get a hold of is father's life's work as a cryptographer. He is intrigued by the brilliant Willa, who is graced with a magnificent gift, and rebuffs his advances.
As the danger closes in and Willa must make her move and betray Lukas to complete her mission.
I liked the interaction between Willa and Lukas, he has a reputation as a ladies man, and comes off as very flirtatious, but Willa rebuffs him and takes it in stride. Lukas likes her though, and wants more with Willa, but how can he convince her that his words are genuine?
Lukas grows a lot over the course of the book, realizing that his past behavior isn't something to be proud of, and steps out in faith in his relationship with God.
There is so much more to this story than Willa and Lukas tough, it also follows Lukas's sister, Margot, and his mother who are in hiding. Margot is brilliant with numbers and worked with their father in his cryptography, I loved her unwavering faith. Barclay who was also in the last book is also more developed, he is the leader of their little family and works for Mr. V.
I love how Willa and Lukas bring out the best in each other. Willa is clever and independent, yet fiercely loyal to her family, she is very talented, and doesn't trust easy. Lukas works hard, and wants to be a better man, turning to his faith to help him be more accountable, and he finds that keeping his word is not as easy as he thought. Well written, and engaging throughout, highly recommend!
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