The German Messenger
by M.J. Hollows
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Pub Date 02 May 2023 | Archive Date 23 May 2023
Harper 360, HQ Digital
As the bombs fall, the race to save her son begins.
Liverpool, 1940. Journalist Ruth Holt is struggling in the terror of the Blitz when her young son is suddenly snatched away in broad daylight. Soon after, the kidnappers’ demands arrive. They are working with the Nazis, and she has no choice but to co-operate, or the authorities will learn that she is harbouring secrets of her own.
Ruth’s job gives her access to critical information, and if she does not share it with Britain’s enemies, her child will face the consequences. Desperate, she falsifies information, lying to everyone: her employers, her family and her lover. But as the demands increase, the knife edge she walks on grows increasingly thin. If she falls, she will never save her son.
A powerful and heartbreaking WWII historical novel for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Nightingale and Beneath a Scarlet Sky.Readers LOVE The German Messenger!
‘A mesmerizing historical novel that gripped me from the start… Simply marvellous.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I loved this book… I finished it in one sitting.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A wonderful combination of the impact of the World War II Blitz, skullduggery and friendship all thrown in together… Would recommend.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I did not want to put this book down… I finished in two sittings. I loved it.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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Average rating from 6 members
A good read overall. The story is well told and the action and suspense will hold your attention. The characters are well developed and the story is well grounded with historical facts. My only disappointment (if minor), was I felt the author rushed the end of the book to get it over with. However, that point aside, I did enjoy the story.
Thank you to #NetGalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.