Suzanne Goldring Has Another Historical Hit!
Updated: Nov 20, 2022
The Woman Outside the Walls: A Completely Gripping WW2 Historical Novel About a Heartbreaking Secret
By Suzanne Goldring
In her latest book, Suzanne Goldring explores a part of WW2 history that has been rarely spoken about. Germany is at war. Anna, a young girl from Hamburg, has met and fallen in love with a dashing German soldier. She soon discovers that she is pregnant. Embarrassed to tell her parents, she goes away to a place where she can give birth in a unique facility, and her child will be given to a good family. She is devastated when her baby is taken from her soon after birth. She decides she must do something with herself to help her deal with this grief. She applies for a secretary position at a prison. What she discovers is that this is no ordinary prison and the horrors that she sees are almost too much to bear. She does what she can to help these people but also puts her own life in jeopardy.
We jump in time to Anna in the present day. She continues to struggle with the horrors that she saw. People around her know her as a kind old lady. They don't know about the part she played during the war, and she is terrified of being discovered.
This was a riveting story. I kept turning the pages to learn more about Anna's moral dilemmas and pondering what I would have done in the same situation. Suzanne Goldring has an effortless writing style that flows easily and keeps you engrossed up to a gripping ending. Well Done! I can honestly say that Suzanne Goldring is becoming one of my favourite authors, and I look forward to all her latest releases! Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for this ARC in exchange for my honest review.
4 stars out of 5
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