Narrated By: Kristin Atherton
Duration: 10 hours and 51 minutes
What to expect
‘A disturbing, powerful and beautifully written novel based on shockingly real events’ Christy Lefteri, author of The Beekeeper of Aleppo
‘A thought-provoking read’ My Weekly
‘Unputdownable’ The Herald
Inspired by the powerful true story of Margot Wölk, this is a heartbreaking and gripping historical novel for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Beekeeper of Aleppo
East Prussia, 1943. Hitler hides away in the Wolfsshanze – his hidden headquarters. The tide is turning in the war and his enemies circle ever closer.
Ten women are chosen.
Ten women to taste his food and protect him from poison.
Twenty-six-year-old Rosa has lost everything to this war. Her parents are dead. Her husband is fighting on the front line. Alone and scared, she faces the SS with nothing but the knowledge every bite might be her last.
Caught on the wrong side of history, how far is Rosa willing to go to survive?
‘I’m actually having trouble putting into words just how much I enjoyed this book and what a heartbreaking read – so many emotions and not enough words…. wow just wow Samantha, Netgalley
‘There was so much emotion in this story that I finished it with tears rolling down my face’ Angela, reviewer
‘Amazing…Incredibly powerful and emotional too’ Sally, Netgalley
‘It’s excellent…like all the best stories, simply about people and how they behave’ Anne, Netgalley
‘Wow! A must read for anyone with an interest in WW2’ Sarah, reviewer
‘A thought-provoking and disturbing story but one which I feel needs to be heard’ Lisa C, reviewer
‘Utterly captured every ounce of my concentration…I didn't want to put it down’ Netgalley reviewer
‘A fascinating story of how ordinary lives are irrevocably changed by war’ Anabelle H, reviewer
‘Addictive…a very unique historical story’ Emma, Netgalley
‘Beautiful and haunting’ Jenny, Netgalley
Historical romance, Historical fiction
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‘A beautiful story that draws a line between the expressible and the inexpressible. A story with no options and no way out, just like for the protagonists of certain Greek tragedies’
—Valeria Parrella, Grazia
‘This book—which speaks of love, hunger, survival and remorse—will end up engraved on your heart’
—Marie Claire Italy