Kate Furnivall

Sweeping romance. Sumptuous settings. Unforgettable adventure.



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My new book THE GUARDIAN OF LIES is published today as an eBook, so lovely excited celebrations are whooping it up at Chez Furnivall!

So what is THE GUARDIAN OF LIES about?

Discover a high-octane thriller – with love, danger, courage, spies and betrayal – set in 1953 in the Camargue, the South of France. The fragile peace between the West and Soviet Russia hangs on a knife edge. And one family has been torn apart by secrets and conflicting allegiances.

Eloïse Caussade is a courageous young Frenchwoman, raised on a bull farm near Arles in the Camargue. She idolises her older brother, André, and when he leaves to become an Intelligence Officer working for the CIA in Paris to help protect France, she soon follows him. Having exchanged the strict confines of her father’s farm for a life of freedom in Paris, her world comes alive.

But everything changes when André is injured – a direct result of Eloise’s actions. Unable to work, André returns to his father’s farm, but Eloïse’s sense of guilt and responsibility for his injuries sets her on the trail of the person who attempted to kill him.

Eloïse finds her hometown in a state of unrest and conflict. Those who are angry at the construction of the American airbase nearby, with its lethal nuclear armaments, confront those who support it, and anger flares into violence, stirred up by Soviet agents. Throughout all this unrest, Eloïse is still relentlessly hunting down the man who betrayed her brother and his country, and she is learning to look at those she loves and at herself with different eyes. She no longer knows who she can trust. Who is working for Soviet Intelligence and who is not? And on what side do her own family lie?

A powerful story of a young woman sucked into the horrors of the start of the Cold War.

I hope you love it.





THE SURVIVORS is out in paperback in the UK this week and I am thrilled by the reviews coming in thick and fast. Here are a few of them:-

          THE TIMES


One of the Mail on Sunday's BOOKS OF THE YEAR. "Gritty and gripping."

One of the Mail on Sunday‘s BOOKS OF THE YEAR. “Gritty and gripping.”


THE SUN "This epic novel is simply an incredible read."

“This epic novel is simply an incredible read.”

THE SUNDAY MIRROR "This stirring thriller pulls no punches ... will keep you totally hooked."

“This stirring thriller pulls no punches … will keep you totally hooked.”


LANCASHIRE POST – “Searingly honest and beautifully written.”

BETTER READING – “A superb piece of historical fiction – an emotional rollercoaster.”

ON MY BOOKSHELF – “An unforgettable story full of intrigue, danger and betrayal, but also unconditional love and hope.”

CULTUREFLY – “Emotional and engaging with a thrilling tale of love and courage at its core, The Survivors is unputdownable historical fiction.”

BEVERLEY HAS READ – “Wonderful historical fiction, cleverly plotted, a compelling read.”

JTH REVIEWS – “Full of twists and surprises. One of the best historical fiction books I’ve read in a long time.”

SHAZ’S BOOK BLOG – “A fantastic spellbinding story. You will be disappointed to leave such amazing characters behind.”

REA’S BOOK REVIEWS – “This was an extremely well written and researched storyline – honest and raw – that captured my attention right from the eventful first chapter.”

MRS B’S BOOK REVIEWS – “An epic novel that will leave you breathless until the very end.”


“A captivating and compelling read.”

“The book kept me on edge from start to finish.”

‘Many twists and turns to jkeep you on your toes.”

“A wonderfully written and quite heart wrenching book.”

“Wonderful characters.”

“Characters that creep inside your heart and don’t let go.”


Ebook Publication Day for THE SURVIVORS



Time for fanfares and corks popping!!

Not only is today Publication Day for the eBook of THE SURVIVORS – but also Publication Day for the Audiobook and the Library hardback, availiable online. A thrilling start for the book. Fabulous reviews are coming in, many from authors whose opinions I value strongly :-

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THE SURVIVORS is coming!


I am thrilled to announce that my new book will be published by Simon & Schuster UK on 6th September as an ebook and as a hardback online. The paperback will be published on 29th November – in time for your Christmas stocking!

THE SURVIVORS is a powerful story of love, danger and betrayal.

Set in Germany 1945. Klara Janowska and her daughter Alicja have walked for weeks to reach Graufield Displaced Persons camp. In the cramped, dirty and dangerous conditions they, along with 3,200 others, are the lucky ones. And like everyone else inside the camp, they are looking for their chance to escape.

But when Klara recognises a man in the camp from her past in Warsaw, a deadly game of cat and mouse begins. He knows exactly what she did during the war to save her daughter. She knows his real identity. What will be the price of silence?

And will either make it out of the camp alive?


I am excited about the wonderful pre-publication reviews already coming in. This fabulous one is from the brilliant bestselling author Leslie Pearse:

“THE SURVIVORS is a superb read, brilliantly crafted, exciting, very moving and researched meticulously. Fantastic, my best read of the year.”


Grab your chance to pre-order here:- https://www.amazon.co.uk/Survivors-Kate-Furnivall/dp/1471172309




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Voilà! Here is the stunning cover created by the brilliant Simon & Schuster design team for my new book THE BETRAYAL. So great excitement Chez Furnivall. It is a very moody and atmospheric Paris 1938 – the story of twin sisters divided by a terrible secret. Immerse yourself in a tale of love, danger, courage and betrayal. Published on November 2nd 2017.

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