Anna Patrick’s sense of time and place is perfect and this compelling book reminds us not only of mankind’s capacity for cruelty but also for love, courage and survival against all odds.
by Maria Guiva
This is an exceptional debut novel in its ability to convey the terror and grief that affected anyone with a heart and soul, regardless of who, where, or what side one might have found themselves on.
Having read many books over the years set in these times and circumstances this particular one has left me reeling with some of the incidents and descriptions. It gave me more insight as to how these times affected everyone, from all aspects of society. In particular the recollections noted in the dairy of the officer’s wife, this could be a story in itself and I didn’t want it to finish.
I don’t know why this author has waited so long to pen this, it’s brilliant! I eagerly await her next novel.