Can’t Wait Wednesday – THE DIAMOND EYE by Kate Quinn


“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, which encourages fellow bloggers to spotlight upcoming releases that we’re excited about.  It is a meme that I have  loved participating in since I first started blogging, but as Jill is no longer actively posting, from now on I’ll be linking to Can’t Wait Wednesday, hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings, which is a spinoff of the original WoW meme.

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My selection for this week is THE DIAMOND EYE by Kate Quinn. I love Kate Quinn’s historical fiction, especially The Alice Network and The Huntress, so it’s a given that I’m excited for her new book.  It jumped to one of my most anticipated reads of 2022, however, as soon as I read “World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper.”  This is a woman I need to know more about!


Publication Date:  March 29, 2022 by William Morrow & Company

From Goodreads:

The New York Times bestselling author of The Rose Code returns with an unforgettable World War II tale of a quiet bookworm who becomes history’s deadliest female sniper. Based on a true story.

In the snowbound city of Kiev, wry and bookish history student Mila Pavlichenko organizes her life around her library job and her young son–but Hitler’s invasion of Russia sends her on a different path. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, Mila must forge herself from studious girl to deadly sniper–a lethal hunter of Nazis known as Lady Death. When news of her three hundredth kill makes her a national heroine, Mila finds herself torn from the bloody battlefields of the eastern front and sent to America on a goodwill tour.

Still reeling from war wounds and devastated by loss, Mila finds herself isolated and lonely in the glittering world of Washington, DC–until an unexpected friendship with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and an even more unexpected connection with a silent fellow sniper offer the possibility of happiness. But when an old enemy from Mila’s past joins forces with a deadly new foe lurking in the shadows, Lady Death finds herself battling her own demons and enemy bullets in the deadliest duel of her life.

Based on a true story, The Diamond Eye is a haunting novel of heroism born of desperation, of a mother who became a soldier, of a woman who found her place in the world and changed the course of history forever.


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I’d love to hear what upcoming book releases you’re waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me your link in the comments below and I’ll stop by and check out your CWW selection for this week. 🙂

18 replies
    • Suzanne
      Suzanne says:

      Right? I already wanted to read it because it’s Kate Quinn, but I think this could easily end up being my favorite book from her yet.

  1. Greg
    Greg says:

    The sniper bit got my attention too! Can you imagine the moral quandary of going from a quiet life like that to being a sniper with THAT many kills? Do you get desensitized after a while? what a thing to live with. This sounds great and also like it gets tense towards the end!

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