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The Girl Behind the Wall

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What to expect

“A poignant, tender story of families and sisters divided by the cruelty of political chance–my heart ached for them on every page.” Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

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A city divided.
When the Berlin Wall goes up, Karin is on the wrong side of the city. Overnight, she’s trapped under Soviet rule in unforgiving East Berlin and separated from her twin sister, Jutta.
Two sisters torn apart.
Karin and Jutta lead parallel lives for years, cut off by the Wall. But Karin finds one reason to keep going: Otto, the man who gives her hope, even amidst the brutal East German regime.
One impossible choice…
When Jutta finds a hidden way through the wall, the twins are reunited. But the Stasi have eyes everywhere, and soon Karin is faced with a terrible decision: to flee to the West and be with her sister, or sacrifice it all to follow her heart?

From the USA Today and internationally bestselling WWII novelist of The German Midwife, The Secret Messenger and The Berlin Girl comes a story set at the dawn of the Cold War in Berlin.

Why readers love The Girl Behind the Wall:

I was captivated from the very first chapter. It was so well written, I felt like I was really there… A must read.’ NetGalley Reviewer

Oh my goodness, what a page-turner. My heart was in my mouth for most of this book.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘Such a fast-paced read! Historical fiction at its best! Highly, highly recommend.’ NetGalley Reviewer

Another fabulous read from the super talented Mandy Robotham who never fails to give us a satisfying story… she has the ability to mix a damn good story with historical facts… you want to read and read… I raced through this one.’ NetGalley Reviewer

What a truly gripping read! I didn’t want to stop reading, I was mesmerised…’ NetGalley Reviewer

I couldn’t put this book down… well-researched and a heartbreakingly accurate portrayal of the families separated by the wall. Keep the tissues handy because you might need them.’ NetGalley Reviewer

What a read. I found myself thinking of the family in the book as real people I loved. If you read only one book this year, make sure it’s this one!’ NetGalley Reviewer

Mandy Robotham has a gift for making history come alive. Amazing read. I simply could not put it down.’ NetGalley Reviewer

Beautifully written and heartfelt… I loved it… A story that will stay with you. Well worth a read.’ NetGalley Reviewer

Another winner from Mandy Robotham!’ NetGalley Reviewer

Critics Review

  • Praise for Mandy Robotham:

    ‘Powerful and haunting.’ Kate Quinn, New York Times bestselling author of The Alice Network

    The Berlin Girl paints a vibrant picture of some of the chilling harbingers of World War II. You’ll gasp aloud and shed a few tears on this insightful, bold, fast-paced ride through Berlin’s last moments of crumbling glory before the cloud of World War II descends.’ Kristin Harmel, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Lost Names

    ‘A gripping read, filled with tension and suspense as war brews in 1930s Berlin.’ Fiona Valpy, bestselling author of The Dressmaker’s Gift

    ‘Mandy captured a chilling sense of tension and fear, knowing what was on the horizon.’ Suzanne Goldring, author of My Name is Eva

    ‘An absorbing read and a fascinating glimpse into Berlin and Germany just before the outbreak of the Second World War.’
    Janet MacLeod Trotter, bestselling author of The Tea Planter’s Daughter

    ‘A powerful and poignant look at how the world turned upside down. Full of things I love in a novel from strong heroines to forgotten history, this is Mandy’s best book yet.’ Lorna Cook, #1 bestselling author of The Forgotten Village

    ‘I was gripped by Georgie’s mission to alert the world to the horrors to come, as Hitler’s Germany prepares to create a new Europe. Mandy Robotham’s description of Berlin on the brink of war crackles with tension and shows us the best and worst of humanity.’ Sarah Steele, author of The Missing Pieces of Nancy Moon

    ‘Yet again, Robotham shines a forensic light on another little-known story of WW2… in the writer’s expert hands, this [novel] becomes agonisingly tense as Georgie refuses to stand by as witness and becomes embroiled in a terrifying game of cat and mouse.’ L P Fergusson, author of The Summer Fields

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