Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Waiting on" Wednesday [12]

Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

Publication Date: April 22, 2014
Publisher: Balzar + Bray
In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her "uncle" Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf's, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.

Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler.

And Gretchen follows his every command.

Until she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen. Gretchen should despise Daniel, yet she can't stop herself from listening to his story: that her father, the adored Nazi martyr, was actually murdered by an unknown comrade. She also can't help the fierce attraction brewing between them, despite everything she's been taught to believe about Jews.

As Gretchen investigates the very people she's always considered friends, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Will she choose the safety of her former life as a Nazi darling, or will she dare to dig up the truth—even if it could get her and Daniel killed?

From debut author Anne Blankman comes this harrowing and evocative story about an ordinary girl faced with the extraordinary decision to give up everything she's ever believed . . . and to trust her own heart instead.
One of my favorite time periods to read about is the World War II era. I'm really excited to see what author Anne Blankman brings to the table in her debut novel Prisoner of Nigh and Fog. From the description it looks like it's going to be a harrowing read because of both the external conflict of World War II as well as the internal conflict Gretchen will be facing.

Check it out on Goodreads 

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