The Girl Across the Wire Fence

Imogen Matthews

1944, Amersfoort Concentration Camp, Holland. Based on a true story, the unforgettable tale of two young lovers who risked everything to keep hope alive in the very depths of hell.

The scrap of folded paper weighed heavy in Saskia’s pocket. The Nazi guards were patrolling the streets in ever-increasing numbers and every time she passed one on her bicycle she felt herself tense. The note she held told a story of unbelievable courage. The Nazis wanted the prisoners to give up hope inside the camp but Saskia was smuggling letters to them from their loved ones, giving them a reason to survive.

But with every letter Saskia delivers she is put in even more danger. Though she and her boyfriend Frans are more careful than ever they know their lives are at risk.

And one day when Saskia is caught, she is marched into the camp and forced to wear a yellow star.

Everyone says it’s impossible to escape across the wire fence: there is no one left to ferry messages, and as the war progresses the Nazi guards inside the camp become even more dangerous. Together Saskia and Frans have given strangers something to believe in in the darkest of times. Now that Saskia is alone, will her love for Frans give her the hope she needs to survive?

A gripping story of love, betrayal and courage. Readers of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Nightingale and anything by Fiona Valpy will never forget this heartbreakingly beautiful novel and the great sacrifices Saskia and Frans made to change the fate of the world.

What readers are saying about The Girl Across the Wire Fence:

Literally gave me shivers… Absolutely heartbreaking… Gripping… This one really got to me, I was in tears… Will stay with me for a very long time.’ Echoes in an Empty Room, 5 stars

Truly heartbreaking and emotional… Tear-jerking… Glued to the story… A page-turner and unputdownable, will make you cry till the end!Tropical Girl Reads Books, 5 stars

Absolutely captivated me from the first to the last page!… Heartbreaking… This five-star read needs to be top your list – especially if you are a lover of historical fiction!’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

Wow! Where do I begin?… An inspirational read and one of hope… Loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘An emotional read and one I highly recommend… The best novel in this genre that I have read… A story of incredible courage, sacrifice and love.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

A truly heartbreaking tale that will stay with me for a long time and that also had uplifting moments within it too.’ NetGalley reviewer, 5 stars

‘A moving story of courage and betrayal… This is a rapid-paced, compelling story with masterful execution.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

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