“Heartbreaking… I found myself crying, mesmerized and totally lost among the pages… I absolutely loved everything about this… Wonderful, moving and phenomenal.“ Page Turners Caroline, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
South Carolina, ten years later. As a summer storm sweeps in, shocked townspeople gather at the edge of a forest lake. The body of a local girl had been found on the bank that morning. As thirteen-year-old Alice stands in the crowd, she catches sight of a figure, hidden in the trees, watching. She knows who he is—a newcomer in town, a German refugee named Jozef. Her neighbors whisper that he can’t be trusted—that he saw terrible things in the war. But what, Alice wonders, is he doing here now? And could he possibly be connected to what has just happened?
When Alice confronts the man, Jozef opens ups about his painful past. Hearing about the desperate choices people were forced to make in Auschwitz, and the hunt for freedom amongst so much heartbreak, Alice starts to see her own life—and the death of her friend—in a new light. And, as their bond deepens, Alice finally uncovers why Jozef was at the lake that day. When the long-awaited storm breaks the suffocating heatwave, the terrible truth finally comes out, and Alice’s life will never be the same again…
An incredibly gripping and tearjerking page-turner perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, When We Were Yours and We Were the Lucky Ones.
What readers are saying about The Note:
“OH MY GOSH this book BROKE me… So beautifully heartbreaking, I found myself crying tears, and I mean ugly tears several times… Completely devastating but in a really good way. It has a very strong place in my heart and will be there for a long time.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Beautifully heartbreaking… This book shattered my heart and picked up the pieces at the same time. Absolutely beautiful. A must-read for all historical fiction fans!” @thesubstitutelibrarian, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“It will warm your heart, yet breaks your heart as well… I was in tears… A MUST-READ!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Emotional and heartbreaking… Tear jerking.” Tropical Girl Reads Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I couldn’t put it down… I am still thinking about this book a few days after finishing it… A gripping read… An easy five stars.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow… An absolutely amazing book… I can’t put into words how much this book has truly moved me… Brilliant… I just couldn’t put it down.” @leannes.books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“An absolutely gripping page-turner… This book will live with me for a long time.” @featheronawire, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
What readers are saying about Carly Schabowski’s novels:
“Oh my gosh, I don’t know where to start, this book broke me… It will stay with me for a very long time… Heartbreaking, poignant, gripping and compelling, I felt every emotion… I read this book in one sitting.” Fiction Vixen Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Beautiful, heartfelt book! Captivating… Simply heartbreaking… I loved everything about this book! So beautifully done!” @oh.happy.reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐