A door slammed and the unmistakable sound of boots came crashing up the hall. Liese held her little daughters hand so tightly, the tiny fingers had turned purple. The SS officers hand was at Lieses throat before she saw him move. "I can kill you easily, then I can kill your daughter." He relaxed his grip a little. "Or perhaps I could kill her first?" England, 40 years later. When Karen Cartwright is unexpectedly called home to nurse her ailing father, she goes with a heavy heart. The house she grew up in feels haunted by the memory of her fathers closely guarded secrets about her beautiful mother Elizabeths tragic death years before. As she packs up the house, Karen discovers an old photograph and a strangers tattered love letter to her mother postmarked from Germany after the war. During her life, Karen struggled to understand her shy, fearful mother, but now she is realizing there was so much more to Elizabeth than she knew. For one thing, her name wasnt even Elizabeth, and her harrowing story begins long before Karen was born. Its 1941 in Berlin, and a young woman called Liese is being forced to wear a yellow star... A beautiful and gripping wartime story about family secrets and impossible choices in the face of terrible hardship. Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, We Were the Lucky Ones, and The Alice Network.
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