I love this book! Each chapter is a cliffhanger. The novel is divided into two books. In the first book a brutal act is committed which initiates a police investigation delving deeper into the life of an adopted German child leading into book two. The author weaves some of the characters within meaningful historical events, with just the right balance, insightful yet not pedagogical. Some chapters are painfully raw and unforgettable, such as the funeral scene and its edgy humor. Another is the palpable despair one feels for Birgit. She and the Lieutenant really loved each other, during a time their countries were at war. So their relationship was doomed to fail. In Birgit’s case her family was against her, her community was against her, and even her government. Note! I had to reach for a tissue more than once. I’ll end here with just one word - WOW!
by Elisa Lucchesi
This book is a page-turner! From start to finish, I felt compelled to read on. I made time for it, postponing many other activities, anxious to find out what happens next in this complex novel. I was instantly at home with the syntax, finding it an easy and comfortable read, free of the clumsiness that causes one to read and re-read passages. The author seems to have a wide range of interests and he applies his knowledge of complex issues such as the Nazi philosophy of Lebensborn, Himmler’s Aryan dream, to amplify his tale. All in all, it is a well written, always exciting, and believe it or not, sometimes comical work. I look forward to more from G M Gaudio.
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