Monika, Kathe and Lotte have been friends their whole lives. Monika is the clever one and Lotte the pretty one, and Kathe is happy just being part of the triangle, until one day Lotte has to leave in the middle of the night with her family.
Because this is Berlin in the 1940s and Lotte is Jewish. After she is gone, Monika and Kathe have to learn to live in a frightening world where you don’t know who to trust … where even when you love someone, you don’t know if you can trust them.
And as the second world war comes to a violent and bloody end in the streets of Berlin, Kathe discovers that nothing, not even her own family, was the way she thought it was, and that being an adult means making hard and sometimes dangerous choices.