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