Hedy's story is a complicated one as a Jewish woman in Austria who faces uncertain fate as the Nazis come ever closer to her country. She marries an arms dealer to help insure her safety as well as that of her parents. That marriage may provide safety or it may not be the safe haven she hoped for. Without giving out too many details or spoilers, Hedy will eventually travel to America and re-invent herself as Hedy Lamarr.
This book provided me with many insights into the career of Hedy Lamarr and her contributions to the war effort. It also gave glimpses into the Hollywood scene at that time, as well as details of Austria during World War II.
I did not find myself really drawn into the storyline and felt that it jumped forward at points, although trying to tell the story of someone's life does call for that at times. Fans of historical fiction should still be satisfied with this portrayal of Hedy Lamarr.
I received this book courtesy of Sourcebooks Landmark through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.