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A city divided.

When the Berlin Wall goes up, Karin is on the wrong side of the city. Overnight, she’s trapped under Soviet rule in unforgiving East Berlin and separated from her twin sister, Jutta.

Two sisters torn apart.

Karin and Jutta lead parallel lives for years, cut off by the Wall. But Karin finds one reason to keep going: Otto, the man who gives her hope, even amidst the brutal East German regime.

One impossible choice....

When Jutta finds a hidden way through the wall, the twins are reunited. But the Stasi have eyes everywhere, and soon Karin is faced with a terrible decision: to flee to the West and be with her sister, or sacrifice it all to follow her heart?

From the USA Today and internationally best-selling WWII novelist of The German Midwife, The Secret Messenger and The Berlin Girl comes a story set at the dawn of the Cold War in Berlin. 

©2021 Mandy Robotham (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

“A poignant, tender story of families and sisters divided by the cruelty of political chance - my heart ached for them on every page." (Kate Quinn, New York Times best-selling author of The Alice Network)

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  • 12-08-2021

Too slow.

I was very excited to start this book as I love historical novels and the premise was promising. However, 3 hours in and it just didn’t get going so gave up in the end.

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  • 23-07-2021

Poor Storyline

Having read Mandy Robotham's previous novels l expected a decent story this was poor The dreaded wall must have been awful to live and navigate post war Germany especially with diverse culture balance but surely the atrocities that occurred by Germany was the instigator of the troubles I had empath for the individuals but the whole picture was so much more Lame story

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  • Luke
  • 19-07-2021

Great read

loved it. Great read and insightful to bring to the readers the personal experience of people living at the time


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  • Platypus61
  • 18-07-2021

Great listen.

I really enjoyed this book and it held my interest throughout. A thrilling end kept me awake into the early hours and it was a lovely touch to have the author speak at the end. Well researched this book brings history alive. The narrators do a great job. Thank you for a brilliant audio book.

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