The Girl in the Photo

Catherine Hokin

  1. ‘I have to go away, my darling. Please, be brave, stay alive, for me.’ Her mother’s voice breaks. The little girl tries to stop the forbidden tears from falling, as the train takes her mother, and she is left alone in the camp…

Berlin, six years later. When Hanni Winter shows her new husband the heartbreaking photos she captured during the war, his reaction is unexpected. His face white, Freddy can’t take his eyes off the photo of a young girl around four years old. ‘That’s Renny,’ he whispers, ‘my sister, she was taken by the Nazis…’

Hanni remembers her perfectly – the child with the wide eyes and bitten lips, who wouldn’t let herself cry despite the chaos and cruelty all around them in the camp. Her heart had broken for the little girl as she took her picture, desperate to reveal the truth about the Nazis to the world. If that child is Renny, then they must try to find her. They must return to hell on earth.

But when Hanni arrives at the black and white arch of the camp, she comes face to face with a man she fears more than any other. Can she find the strength to fight again, or will every hope for the future be lost forever?

A heart-wrenching novel about love and courage in the face of terrible odds. Fans of The Alice Network, The Nightingale and The Tattooist of Auschwitz will need a box of tissues handy.

Readers love The Girl in the Photo:

‘I found myself up into the early hours of the morning absolutely engrossed in this gripping and heartbreaking story. It has you riding the emotional rollercoaster on every page.’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Glued to the book from the first page… yet didn’t want to finish as I knew I would miss the characters… Stunning.’ Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heartbreaking story… curl up and be transported to the past.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Loved… Any fan of historical fiction, or of a ripping good read will be beguiled by this book. Exquisite writing.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow, what a book… You will need tissues.’ @karen_loves_reading ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely lovedbrilliant read! Totally engaging, full of courage and grit and of course forbidden love…you will be crying your eyes out!Rachel Bustin ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Stunningheartbreakingheart-wrenching historical novel… Wonderfully evocative and immensely poignant… an unputdownable tale of courage, survival, love and war from an outstanding storyteller.’ Bookish Jottings ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I had to reach for the tissues… Fantastic.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh soo many emotions!I loved it… It was perfectly written, the details allowed me to envision the characters and setting exquisitely… it’s a must read! Five stars! Bookworm Blogger Mama ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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