When love and hope die, all that is left is the truth. When her best friend, Rachel, is killed Sabine is sure her brother Otto will soon find the murderer. A policeman inside the Regime, Otto has difficulty hiding his animosity to the Nazis, but even he is worried about Sabine’s relationship with Rachel’s brother, Ari, especially when Rachel’s death brings them closer together. But it’s a dangerous time to be a young German woman in love with a Jewish man, even more so when there’s a serial killer at large in Berlin, a killer who leaves no clues and who doesn’t care whether his victims are Aryans or Jews.
As war clouds gather, life in Berlin becomes even more precarious, the police are no closer to finding the killer and Ari and his parents refuse to leave until they know why Rachel was murdered. Sabine continues to ignore Otto and her parents’ concerns but events are about to force her into making a heartbreaking choice, one that will haunt not just her but everyone around her. ‘Betrayed’ is an intriguing tale of murder, love, danger, truth and – of course – betrayal, set in war-torn Berlin and post-war Jerusalem.
Praise for Betrayed:
Love and survival are not always equal bed partners.A really good read. Covers a gamut of emotions and social secrets. Delves into the torment experienced by non-Jew German families with Jewish friends living with the ever-present dominance of Nazi conformity. How the Hitler Youth transformed children into cold-blooded killers. But, it is also about love and strength of heart. Being driven by hope and succumbing to despair. A roller-coaster ride. Enjoy.
Graham Morley. – Amazon Kindle Review, 07 July, 2016.