The Key to Rebecca

Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than twenty years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.

A brilliant and ruthless Nazi master agent is on the loose in Cairo. His mission is to send Rommel’s advancing army the secrets that will unlock the city’s doors. In all of Cairo, only two people can stop him. One is a down-on-his-luck English officer no one will listen to. The other is a vulnerable young Jewish girl. . . .

The Key to Rebecca - Ken Follett Summary

The Key to Rebecca is a novel by the British author Ken Follett. Published in 1980 by Pan Books (ISBN 0792715381), it was a best-seller that achieved popularity in the United Kingdom and worldwide. The code mentioned in the title is an intended throwback from Follett to Daphne du Maurier's famed suspense novel Rebecca...

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The Key to Rebecca - Ken Follett Book Reviews (392)

defender of the hidden heroes

The Key to Rebecca5 star

I’ve been reading Ken Follett novels for years. My first was Eye of the Needle and I’ve been hooked ever since. The detail, the characters and their development bring you right to heart of the story and the frustrations of war. The Key to Rebecca spoke to the determination of both sides intent on winning the matter the cost. 55


Key to Rebbeca3 star

Starts out strong but then two thirds through becomes predictable 35


Good5 star

A rare masterpiece from a great writer. 55


Pretty Good3 star

Not one of my favorite books by Ken Follett, just not as suspenseful and the page turner that I have come to expect. Starts off a little slow. On the positive side characters are well developed, however the ending is very similar to other books. Would not recommend. 35


Always a great story5 star

Wonderful characters, wonderful story of WWII in North Africa. 55


Keys to Rebecca5 star

Great book 55


Well done4 star

Great character development. Interesting piece of WWII. Puts you right in the minds of the main characters. The motivation of the characters is well developed. 45

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