I loved this novel of Berlin during World War II. David Gillham does a great job portraying the lives of women in 1943 Berlin. The main character, Sigrid Schröder, is the wife of German soldier, who works an office job and lives with her mother-in-law in an apartment building. Around her are various personalities, from a young woman who helps Jews and other targeted people escape Germany, a Jew in hiding, and another who is half Jewish pretending he is not. Bombs are falling from the skies, but even your neighbors can be dangerous.
This novel is full of twists and turns, and makes for a wonderful thriller. It is also thought provoking. What would you have done in Sigrid’s place? Excellent read!
4 stars (out of 5)
Published in 2012