“This is as harrowing as it is readable with powerful scenes in Auschwitz.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
I have read many of Ms. Picoult’s books and I must say that this one by far is one of her best. I could not put it down. I literally read this book in one day.
The story revolves around the perspective of a man who is living in the US under an assumed name and was a former SS in the Nazi regime. He presided over a concentration camp. The other perspective of the story is is that of a Holocaust survivor that was subject to his brutality.
Minka’s story of her time in the concentration camps, which is more than half the book, is compelling, heart breaking, and full of bravery in her commitment to survive against all odds. During her part of the story I would not even take a bathroom break! It was just that good. Her story draws you in and won’t let go.