Blurb; In 1942, Jewish courier Ester is betrayed, narrowly avoiding arrest by the Gestapo. In a great haste, she escapes to Sweden, saving herself. Her family in Oslo, however, is deported to Auschwitz. In Stockholm, Ester meets the resistance hero, Gerhard Falkum, who has left his little daughter and fled both the Germans and allegations that he murdered his wife, Åse, who helped Ester get to Sweden. Their burgeoning relationship ends abruptly when Falkum dies in a fire.
And yet, twenty-five years later, Falkum shows up in Oslo. He wants to reconnect with his daughter. But where has he been, and what is the real reason for his return? Ester stumbles across information that forces her to look closely at her past, and to revisit her war-time training to stay alive…
My Review; I have read and enjoyed previous books by Kjell Ola Dahl so this was a must read for me. What a brilliantly written and translated story! This is the perfect historical, crime novel. Really takes you back to the 1940s and 1960s during WWII. It also links to the present day, each is set out clearly so there is no confusion for the reader.
This is not your everyday, average mystery its unique and written perfectly. I loved the two female characters Ester and Ase. It is a page turner of a read which you will not want to put down. I wanted more after finishing this I just loved it all! Fast paced story for me, devoured it. Also contains short chapters which I love! I was lost into this story and didn’t want to come back to reality.
Highly recommend. A well deserved four stars from me. One you won’t regret reading. A story that I won’t forget for a long time.