Genre: Historical Fiction
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 232
Date of Publication: April 4, 2022
My Rating: 4 Stars
It is six years since World War II ended and Hanni Winter is still working hard as a photographer. In the first book of this series, The Commandant's Daughter, Hanni's focus was to try and bring her father, an SS officer, to justice. Now, with the city of Berlin in various stages of recovery after the devastating forces, Hanni is among those in line for the Allied Forces to bring needed food and supplies to the many in need.
Hanni has been given the assignment of photographing one of the American pilots. However, with more than one murder happening at the same time, Hanni changes direction. In fact, she works alongside Freddy, a detective she met and became close to in the first book on the series. Focused on solving the murders, both Hanni and Freddy are relentless.
This historical fiction is a book that crosses genres as it is also a book of mystery and intrigue. With evidence being sparse, Hanni and Freddy turn over every stone in their quest for answers.
I loved this twist on historical fiction as well as the fact that it it continued events that Hanni experienced after the war, as well as to see how others were recovering and trying to rebuild their lives.
Hanni is a remarkable heroine, a strong woman and one who did amazing things at a very difficult time in history. This sensitive story touched my heart as much as the first book did.
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Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Hokin is the author of several World War Two inspired novels set in Berlin, her favourite city. Following a History degree at Manchester University she worked in teaching, marketing and politics, while waiting for a chance to do what she really wanted, which was to write full time. Her short stories have been published by iScot, Writers Forum and Myslexia magazines and she was the winner of the 2019 Fiction 500 Short Story Competition. She is a lover of strong female leads and a quest.