Author(s): Tania Blanchard
From the bestselling author of The Girl from Munich and Suitcase of Dreams comes an unforgettable tale of love, courage and betrayal inspired by a true story
As the Allied forces edge closer, the Third Reich tightens its grip on its people. For eighteen-year-old Susanna Göttmann, this means her beloved adopted family including the man she loves, Leo, are at risk. His mother - Susie's godmother - is forced to register as a Jew and wear the Star of David, bearing the resentment of the village she has always called home.
Desperate to protect them any way she can, Susie accepts the help of an influential Nazi officer. It means she must abandon any hope of a future with Leo and enter the terrifying world of the Nazi elite.
But all is not lost as her newfound position offers more than she could have hoped for ... With critical intelligence at her fingertips, Susie seizes a dangerous opportunity to help the resistance.
The decisions she makes could change the course of the war, but what will they mean for her family and her future?
Praise for Tania Blanchard
'Packs an emotional punch that will reverberate far and wide' Weekly Times
'Captures the intensity of a brutal and unforgiving war, successfully weaving love, loss, desperation and, finally, hope into a gripping journey of self-discovery' Courier Mail
'A tumultuous journey from order to bedlam, and from naive acceptance of the status quo to the gradual getting of political wisdom' Sunday Age
'Combining historical tragedy, romance, and true stories ... Superb and enriching' Better Reading