My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The beginning of this book was dramatic. Dramatic in such a way that it kept you wondering what was actually going on.
Rachel has always travelled with her Father to Germany on his trips, she is used to what happens to her, however, she is older, and this trip with him she is determined it will be her last.
She gets a letter from her friend out of the blue asking her to help her daughter. She is worried that the father is going to see their daughter as a defect in his blood line.
Because of the time in history this is written, you need to send your mind back to think of what life was like back then and in Germany.
Its a very intriguing read, certainly makes you think.
Later on, secrets about her own life and events unfold, shocking ones.
Rachel is forced into hiding.
You need to read this book, its very enlightening. It will keep your attention throughout.
This is the first book I have read by Cathy Gohlke, so I will be seeking out more of her books, her style of writing is very much to my taste.
My thanks go to Tyndale House Publishers for allowing me a copy of this book to read and review and give my honest opinion on.
Increasingly wary of her father's genetic research, Rachel Kramer has determined that this trip with him to Germany--in the summer of 1939--will be her last. But a cryptic letter from her estranged friend, begging Rachel for help, changes everything. Married to SS officer Gerhardt Schlick, Kristine sees the dark tides turning and fears her husband views their daughter, Amelie, deaf since birth, as a blight on his Aryan bloodline.Once courted by Schlick, Rachel knows he's as dangerous as the swastikas that hang like ebony spiders from every government building in Berlin. She fears her father's files may hold answers about Hitler's plans for others, like Amelie, whom the regime deems "unworthy of life." She risks searching his classified documents only to uncover shocking secrets about her own history and a family she's never known.Now hunted by the SS, Rachel turns to Jason Young--a driven, disarming American journalist and unlikely ally--who connects her to the resistance and to controversial theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Forced into hiding, Rachel's every ideal is challenged as she and Jason walk a knife's edge, risking their lives--and asking others to do the same--for those they barely know but come to love
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