The German Wife
Inspired by true events, this is a heart-stopping, unforgettable story of ordinary people fighting for survival in the darkest of times. Fans of Orphan Train, The Tattooist of Auschwitz and My Name is Eva will be utterly gripped by this beautiful, tragic World War Two novel.
Germany, 1939: Annaliese is trapped in a loveless marriage. Her husband Hans has become cold and secretive since starting a new job as a doctor at Dachau. Every morning she watches from her kitchen window as he leaves in his car. The sight of him in the dark uniform of the SS sends shivers of fear down her spine and she longs to escape…
When a tall, handsome Russian prisoner named Alexander is sent from Dachau to work in their garden, lonely Annaliese finds herself drawn to him as they tend to the plants together. In snatched moments and broken whispers, Alexander tells her the shocking truth about the camp. Horrified, Annaliese vows to do everything she can to save him.
But as they grow closer, their feelings for each other put their lives at risk. And Annaliese finds herself in grave danger when she dares to fight for love and freedom…
America, 1989: Turning the pages of the newspaper, Annaliese gasps when she recognizes the face of a man she thought she’d never see again. It makes her heart skip a beat as a rush of wartime memories come flooding back to her. As she reads on, she realizes the past is catching up with her. And she must confront a decades-old secret – or risk losing her only son…
Readers love The German Wife:
‘Exceptional… gripped me right from the very start… heartwrenching… so beautifully written with real moments of bravery and hope… heart-breaking… I loved this book and I wish I could reread it again for the first time as it truly is that special. Five stars just isn’t enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Heart-stopping, unforgettable tale of ordinary people fighting for survival in the darkest of times… kept me glued to my Kindle through the whole book! I definitely recommend reading this book!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Had me gripped… filled with secrets and lies and a devastating love and loss. Wonderful story telling.’ Kraftireader, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Heart-breaking, based on true characters… Historical fiction fans and women’s fiction fans will want to read this book. Excellent read. 5/5.’ Silver’s Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Hard to put down, loved the story, if you like books based on true events in the time of war you will enjoy this book.’Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Found myself hanging on to every word and every plot twist… an incredibly emotional read… brilliant historical fiction, I’m eager to read whatever Rix releases next!’ Readsbyem, ⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I loved this… A stunning read I would highly recommend.’ Linda Strong Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐