‘I will never forgive you! You had a choice. You could have listened to your mother, your brother, your father, but you chose to listen to those monsters. And that choice remains with you. Forever.’
Leah and Magda are like sisters. In their block of flats in Berlin, they have only ever had each other to rely on. Each other, and Magda’s brother Markus. Nothing could have torn them apart. Until Hitler gains power…
Leah could never imagine either of her best friends supporting the Nazis. Because Leah is Jewish. And she has heard the whispers of what’s been happening to her people. The threats. The disappearances. Rumours of deportation to dark places no one returns from…
But then Magda does the unthinkable. She joins the Hitler Youth. Leah’s blood runs cold – how could someone she loves so much do this to her? Leah tries desperately to make her best friend see sense, but Magda is blinded by the promises of a great and powerful Germany.
Leah realises that her once sister, is now her deadliest enemy. With people vanishing around her, Leah is terrified she’s next. How far will Magda go to prove her loyalty to her Führer?
But Magda always underestimated her brother, and Markus has sworn he’ll do anything to save Leah and her family. Even risk his own life. And he knows infiltrating the party is the only way… But will Magda see through his lie? Is he already far too late to stop her?
A powerful and heartbreaking novel about love, family, betrayal and sacrifice perfect for fans of The Alice Network, The White Rose Network, The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Nightingale.
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‘Phenomenal… I almost don’t know where to begin… left me speechless. I loved everything about this heartbreaking and powerfully intense book… unputdownable… had me reaching for the tissue box over and over… heart wrenching… needs to be at the very top of your 'to be read pile’. I highly recommend this ten star read.’ Page Turners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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