Startling and convincing... One of the best novels I've ever read set in this era --John Lawton, author of Black Out.
An ambitious novel, filled with brilliantly drawn characters, mesmerisingly readable and disturbingly convincing. --Sunday Telegraph
In the end it is Berlin itself, the city and its inhabitants, meticulously observed and depicted, that emerges as the true star of the story, flawed, cruel, seductively engaging and all too human. This is its best evocation since Len Deighton's Winter. --The Times
From the Inside Flap
Berlin, a city devastated by the Second World War, harbours a new and terrifying threat. The fighting may be over, but the killing goes on.
Pierre Freis Berlin is an atmospheric and ambitious novel, which vividly evokes the social degeneration of the Nazi period. On one level a traditional crime thriller, it proves in the end to be a novel of considerable depth and substance. Through the unusual technique of telling us the life story of each of a serial killers victims, Frei builds up a devastating picture of the corruption of Nazi rule and the impact it had on so many German families. It is a hugely absorbing, entertaining and, at times, moving read and should appeal to fans of Harris, Deighton and Le Carre, amongst others.
Tom Bradby, author of Shadow Dancer, The Sleep of the Dead, The Master of Rain and The White Russian
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