History we need to know and remember
If you expect “Code Name Lise” to be s spy thriller, you will be disappointed. The book’s beginning is intriguing: an “ordinary” mother of three is recruited for a position she is convinced is beyond her capabilities. Odette (aka Lise) is bold and effective as a currier in the French Resistance in Nazi controlled France. But she was quickly arrested and imprisoned. The bulk of the book is the true story of her survival of unspeakable torture and inhuman treatment in Nazi prisons. I found it depressing.