As the Second World War draws to a close, Intelligence Officer Gus Clifton surprises his sisters when he introduces Krista - the German wife whom he has married secretly in Berlin.
Krista is clearly devastated by her experiences at the hands of the allies, but Gus's sisters can only see the enemy he has brought under their roof. Haunted by passion and betrayal, these damaged souls are propelled towards a spectacular resolution.
©2016 Elizabeth Buchan (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd
"A truly wonderful writer. Her books are rich with authentic period detail and her characters are vivid and intensely believable - I love this book." (Peter James)
Praise for Elizabeth Buchan: "Impressive...nerve-janglingly engrossing.... Buchan brings the period vividly to life." (Sunday Times)
Praise for Elizabeth Buchan: "A scintillating WWII story packed with gripping espionage and a tremendous lead character. Constructed with skill and elegance - no one writes a cliff-hanger scene like Buchan - it's a breathtaking read." (The Week)
I listened to this book because it was chosen by a book group I belong to, I wouldn't have chosen it otherwise.
It took about a third of the book to have me gripped, at times the story was slow moving, then I had to hear it through to the end.
Overall I enjoyed the story and didn't guess the plot twists. The author left some scenes hanging at the end of chapters unresolved which was frustrating. I'm not sure I would choose to read another book by this author.
A well written book and read very well.
A few twists and turns in a tale set in a bleak time just after the second world war.
I felt very sad to hear what a bad state German was in after the war and how badly the women in particular were treated. The privations suffered by the English too with the food shortages were hard to comprehend.
I enjoyed it very much and will recommend it as a Reading Club book.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.