The Breaking Wave (Vintage International)

The Breaking Wave (Vintage International)

Nevil Shute

The Breaking Wave is one among Nevil Shute’s such a lot poignant and psychologically suspenseful novels, set within the years simply after global struggle II.

Sidelined via a wartime harm, fighter pilot Alan Duncan reluctantly returns to his mom and dad' distant sheep station in Australia to take where of his brother invoice, who died a hero within the warfare. yet his homecoming is marred via the suicide of his mom and dad' parlormaid, of whom they have been very fond. Alan quickly realizes that the useless younger girl isn't the individual she pretended to be. Upon studying that she had served within the Royal military and took part together with his brother within the mystery build-up to the Normandy invasion, Alan units out to piece jointly the tragic occasions and the lonely burden of guilt that unravelled one woman’s lifestyles. within the strategy of discovering the reply to the secret, he realizes how a lot he had in universal with this lady he by no means knew and the way “a warfare can cross on killing humans lengthy after it is all over.”

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