The Shattered Tree

The Shattered Tree

Synopsis

World War I battlefield nurse Bess Crawford goes to dangerous lengths to investigate a wounded soldier’s background—and uncover his true loyalties—in this thrilling and atmospheric entry in the bestselling “vivid period mystery series” (New York Times Book Review).

At the foot of a tree shattered by shelling and gunfire, stretcher-bearers find an exhausted officer, shivering with cold and a loss of blood from several wounds. The soldier is brought to battlefield nurse Bess Crawford’s aid station, where she stabilizes him and treats his injuries before he is sent to a rear hospital. The odd thing is, the officer isn’t British—he’s French. But in a moment of anger and stress, he shouts at Bess in German.

When Bess reports the incident to Matron, her superior offers a ready explanation. The soldier is from Alsace-Lorraine, a province in the west where the tenuous border between France and Germany has continually shifted through history, most recently in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870, won by the Germans. But is the wounded man Alsatian? And if he is, on which side of the war do his sympathies really lie?

Of course, Matron could be right, but Bess remains uneasy—and unconvinced. If he was a French soldier, what was he doing so far from his own lines . . . and so close to where the Germans are putting up a fierce, last-ditch fight?

When the French officer disappears in Paris, it’s up to Bess—a soldier’s daughter as well as a nurse—to find out why, even at the risk of her own life.

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Chapters

  • 001 The Shattered Tree
    Duration: 30s
  • 002 Chapter 01
    Duration: 04min
  • 003 Chapter 02
    Duration: 24min
  • 004 Chapter 03
    Duration: 37min
  • 005 Chapter 04
    Duration: 48min
  • 006 Chapter 05
    Duration: 51min
  • 007 Chapter 06
    Duration: 31min
  • 008 Chapter 07
    Duration: 23min
  • 009 Chapter 08
    Duration: 35min
  • 010 Chapter 09
    Duration: 17min
  • 011 Chapter 10
    Duration: 30min
  • 012 Chapter 11
    Duration: 32min
  • 013 Chapter 12
    Duration: 40min
  • 014 Chapter 13
    Duration: 31min
  • 015 Chapter 14
    Duration: 34min
  • 016 Chapter 15
    Duration: 30min
  • 017 Chapter 16
    Duration: 38min
  • 018 Chapter 17
    Duration: 24min
  • 019 Chapter 18
    Duration: 29min
  • 020 Chapter 19
    Duration: 07min
  • 021 Credits
    Duration: 59s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min
  • 001 The Shattered Tree
    Duration: 30s
  • 002 Chapter 01
    Duration: 04min
  • 003 Chapter 02
    Duration: 24min
  • 004 Chapter 03
    Duration: 37min
  • 005 Chapter 04
    Duration: 48min
  • 006 Chapter 05
    Duration: 51min
  • 007 Chapter 06
    Duration: 31min
  • 008 Chapter 07
    Duration: 23min
  • 009 Chapter 08
    Duration: 35min
  • 010 Chapter 09
    Duration: 17min
  • 011 Chapter 10
    Duration: 30min
  • 012 Chapter 11
    Duration: 32min
  • 013 Chapter 12
    Duration: 40min
  • 014 Chapter 13
    Duration: 31min
  • 015 Chapter 14
    Duration: 34min
  • 016 Chapter 15
    Duration: 30min
  • 017 Chapter 16
    Duration: 38min
  • 018 Chapter 17
    Duration: 24min
  • 019 Chapter 18
    Duration: 29min
  • 020 Chapter 19
    Duration: 07min
  • 021 Credits
    Duration: 59s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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