Monday 15 February 2021

Review - the Berlin Girl by Mandy Robotham

The Berlin Girl by Many Robotham
Avon Books
Release date: 7 January 2021
Back cover blurb: Berlin, 1938: It’s the height of summer, and Germany is on the brink of war. When fledgling reporter Georgie Young is posted to Berlin, alongside fellow Londoner Max Spender, she knows they are entering the eye of the storm. Arriving to a city swathed in red flags and crawling with Nazis, Georgie feels helpless, witnessing innocent people being torn from their homes. As tensions rise, she realises she and Max have to act – even if it means putting their lives on the line. But when she digs deeper, Georgie begins to uncover the unspeakable truth about Hitler’s Germany – and the pair are pulled into a world darker than she could ever have imagined…

Georgie Young is a young female reporter, posted to Berlin with fellow Londoner Max Spender to report back to the UK what is happening in Europe in 1938. The two should be allies, but it is not definitely not friendship at first sight...

As War breaks out, the two discover that to there are certain things they must do, including being civil to each other, in order to keep themselves safe in a city that is now unwelcoming to foreigners of any kind, particularly enemy reporters.

Berlin is a dangerous place, but neither of them is willing to leave, and both are determined to get their stories heard back home. A fledgling friendship is forged between the two, as they realise that they must work together to get the outcome they both desire.

I don't want to say too much more, as I really think this is a novel that you need to discover for yourself. It is beautifully written, and really makes you feel as if you are there in that terrifying time with them. 

The Berlin Girl offers a unique insight into life in Berlin in the beginning and during the first stages of WWII. It is obviously well researched, and a must for any fans of this time period of historical fiction. I can't wait for this author's next novel.
The Berlin Girl is available now via Amazon and all good book shops.

Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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