An explosive, fast-paced thriller set in Nazi Germany, perfect for readers who enjoyed THE BOOK THIEF.’It’s terrifying and incredible to think how much of this story is true’ Elizabeth Wein, author of CODE NAME VERITY.
Gretchen Muller has, as best she can, dealt with the horrors of her family’s past. Her father, a senior Nazi officer, died to save the life of their leader, Adolf Hitler. And now Germany has the chance to be great once more. Swept up in the excitement and passion of life in Munich in 1931, seventeen-year-old Gretchen has embraced the life laid out for her by that leader, her ‘Uncle Dolf’.
But the secrets of the past cannot be silenced forever. When Gretchen receives a letter from an anonymous sender claiming to have more information about her father’s death, she becomes swept up in a desperate and dangerous search for the truth. With the full might of the ever-powerful Nazi party on her tail, it is a race that will risk everything she has and change her life forever
Thank you to bookbridgr for sending me a copy to review, admittly quite a while ago! It has been on my shelf for some time ,however today with it being the school hols and we had nowhere to be I sat and devoured this .
Why didn’t I read it sooner ??
Its brilliant ,historic,fast paced and action packed and I couldn’t put it down.
I have always had a interest in the history surrounding the second world war and how the Jews were treated so this really touched me .
It was a odd experience reading a description of Hitler from a young girl who was very fond of him and admired him …well to begin with .
This gives great insight into the world at that time and was very interesting .
It focused on hitlers past and the way his mind worked rather than the awful things he done but then there is a sequel so that could change . Not to say that made me feel different about him but its always beneficial to see different perspectives and as someone who psychology it was interesting to get a insight.
This is a heart-warming sensitive story of a young girl who sees beyond the title of a jew and sees the person .
A really enjoyable read and I look forward to the sequel out next year .