A gripping psychological thriller, taking the reader from 21st century Britain to the darkest days of war-torn Eastern Europe.
A passion for history had already cost Helen Kovacs her marriage. Now she's paid with her life.
Helen had told no-one of her research into the Nazi occupation of Eastern Europe. Even her closest friend and colleague, Faith Lange, had no idea - until she began retracing the dead woman's steps.
Though the police have a suspect in custody, Faith is convinced that the murderer is still at large. And she is troubled, too, by the presence of Jake Denbigh, a journalist who appears to be investigating her own grandfather, Marek, a refugee from the Eastern front.
Everything hinges on the memories of a 75-year-old whose will to survive preserved her through the horrors of Minsk and the concentration camps, and then enabled her to make a new life in England with her son.
Helen's murder and its consequences will take Faith and Jake on terrifying journeys: to Byelorussia, where the mass graves of the Kurapaty Forest have their own dreadful tale to tell; and into the heart of Faith's own family, where a tragic secret lies hidden . . .
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2007
- 232 x 155mm