The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn
In 1937, how would a quiet young woman who worked as a librarian become a skilled sniper? Mila Pavlichenko’s life was organized around her library job and her young son, until Hitler invaded Ukraine and Russia. Given a rifle and sent to join the fight, she had to reforge herself into a woman who became the most deadly female sniper in recorded history, with over three hundred kills. The Germans called her Lady Death. At that point, she was pulled off the battlefield and sent to the US for a goodwill tour. However, trying to recover from wounds and emotional trauma, she finds herself lost and alone in the glittering social 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.
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