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The Only Woman in the Room

A captivating story of a complicated woman blazing new trails.
— Kirkus Reviews
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The instant New York Times bestseller

She possessed a stunning beauty. She also possessed a stunning mind. Could the world handle both?

Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich’s plans while at her husband’s side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.

But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis…if anyone would listen to her.

A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

MARIE BENEDICT

Once a New York City lawyer, Marie Benedict long dreamed about a job unraveling the larger mysteries of the past as an archaeologist or historian—before she tried her hand at writing. While drafting her first book, she realized that she could excavate the possible truths lurking in history through fiction. Writing as Heather Terrell, Marie also authored THE CHRYSALIS, THE MAP THIEF, and BRIGID OF KILDARE. She is a graduate of Boston College and the Boston University School of Law, and lives in Pittsburgh with her family.

Represented by Laura Dail.