On a frozen January evening in 1944, Nancy Levin and her three-year-old daughter, Emily, flee their East London home as an air raid siren sounds. Not far away, Diana Meadows and her own three-year-old daughter, Abigail, are lost in the blackout as the air raid begins.
They hurry to the safety of the underground tube station, but in wartime people will do anything to survive - even at the expense of others.
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- K. O'Brien
Thoroughly enjoyed this novel by Maggie Joel, feeling fully immersed in the WWII London she so skilfully describes. Another great work by Joel, who draws the reader in through brilliantly depicted scenes of London during the Blitz. Her greatest talent, however, must be her ability to enable the reader to connect with the characters emotionally. A very satisfying read indeed, propelling me to immediately look for my next read by Joel, who is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors.