Excellent ‘First Read’. I seldom give 5 stars but this book thoroughly deserves it. The storyline is completely engrossing and grips throughout. I found it difficult, in a good way, to work out where the plot would lead. The plot is set in Germany, immediately after the end of WW2 and follows the main characters, giving an insight into their experiences before, during and after the war ended. The story is narrated by the main characters; each having their own awful experiences of WW2 or secrets they wish to keep hidden. The book is well written and some historical facts are revealed, particularly people’s differing attitudes to Hitler and the resistance. Included is a really good mystery as to who can be trusted, who can’t and what are the connections between the characters.
This was a gripping story with twist and turns that I found facinating. I was so absorbed that I really did find it hard to stop reading. I've not read anything by this author before but I am determined to read more of her novels. Thoroughly recommended.
I ordered this as my first read, not quite sure what to expect. I found myself totally engrossed in it, wanting to know what would happen next - often I can guess what will happen but not with this book. Thoroughly recommended