What Would You Do ?,
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This review is from: City of Women (Paperback)
The haunting question that one asks themselves as the read the Aftermath is "What would you do". The author developed his story with this thought and the story unraveled and went in many directions. The essential theme was survival, bravery, and hiding the unfortunate "criminals of the state" from the Gestapo. There was a very vivid historical setting which was described in detail.
I enjoyed the stereotype character descriptions of the people in the office and apartment building; the loyal party member and SS wife, the bitter mother in law, the mother with the order of motherhood for her meritorious performance of duty All of the elements of living in a police state with the Gestapo constantly hounding the, citizens was portrayed with the suspense and intrigue that must have occurred on a regular basis. I think my imagination ran ahead of that of the authors as I was predicting relationships and scenarios that did not occur in the story. It could have gone in may different directions. I would have enjoyed reading a little more of a romantic relationship involving Carin. It was a very entertaining book with lots of romantic and not so romantic encounters that formed unlikely relationships. The ending was fast paced and was a non stop page turner. I hope there is a follow up ! The book never disappointed and maintained my total interest from start to finish.