This must be one of the worst books I have ever read. Lent to me by a friend, I thought I better give it a go. What a waste of my time! The writing style is just awful, the story is utterly predictable and not engaging at all, the characters are stereotype and flat and surely no-one believes the portray of the "naive" heroine who didn't have a clue of what was going on in WWII-Germany. And - being a German - I cringed every time a German word was used. You don't have to have German as your mother tongue to be able to at least spell check the words you throw in, let alone check the use of upper and lower case in German. For anyone who is interested: there is definetely NO "Umlaut" in the word "Frau"! If the author intended to make the writing look more authentic using German words, well, it did not work. You'd think the editor or publisher would have picked these mistakes up, but clearly that wasn't a priority. Best to read something else!
An avid reader