Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins)
Release Date: April 22nd, 2014
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?
Why I Want to Read This Book
I LOVE historical fiction. It's usually hard to find really good historical fiction, but the past few that I've read have blown me away, so I have faith that upcoming ones will as well.
I think it's really interesting to see it from the POV of someone that's grown up a Nazi. It reminds me a tiny bit of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (although that's very different), and I'm intrigued. I grew up loving stories about people being conflicted because they loved/liked someone on the opposite side during war time (mostly the American Revolution, but there's not many American Rev historical fiction books anymore).
Overall, as a historical fiction lover that finally knows a lot about the external context of wars other than the Civil War and the American Revolution, I'm really excited.