The American Wife

Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger

“Outstanding… I was hooked by this book and couldn’t put it down… Oh my goodness… I loved this.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

1938: Shattered fragments of glass snap under my feet as I tread quietly into what was my best friend’s apartment. Now as I frantically look around in horror, I know that the worst has happened – she has been taken by the Gestapo. And I realise with certainty what I have to do next, but will I be too late to save her?

From the moment the Nazis arrived in Vienna, I knew everything would change, especially for my closest friend, Judith. The very fact that she is Jewish means she is in danger, but I hoped that she’d get her visa in time to leave the country. That they wouldn’t come for her…

But I was wrong. And when Judith is taken by the Gestapo, I realise I only have one choice: save my dearest friend or betray the man I love? Because I am a diplomat’s wife, I know I can steal the papers that will allow Judith to escape to safety. It’s the hardest choice I have ever had to make, but I know I must be brave, and do the right thing, no matter what…

And besides, I’ve started to wonder which side of the war my husband, Edgar, is really on. Ever since I joined him in Europe, I’ve watched him grow distant and secretive. And as his behavior gets stranger, and he pushes me even further away, I begin to wonder: how well do I know the man that lies beside me every night?

So as I creep into my husband’s study in the dead of night, I know in my heart I’m doing the right thing. But, will I be too late to save my best friend and, if I get caught, what will happen to me…?

An absolutely heartbreaking, powerful and gripping story about finding love, resilience and friendship in the midst of the darkness of World War 2. Perfect for fans of The Nightingale, My Name is Eva and All the Light We Cannot See.

Praise for The American Wife:

FantasticWonderfulSuperbI did not want to put this story down. When my e-reader battery wore down I stood by the charger and read.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A truly unputdownable book! The story kept getting better and better… You will have a hard time putting this book down.” @kayy_lambert ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

INCREDIBLE!!!Not to be missed. I cannot wait for the next in this series.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“This book is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat right up till the end.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved loved loved this story!… I look forward to reading the next installment… Beautifully written!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Achingly beautifulFascinatingStunning… It engrossed me to the point of ignoring my surroundings!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow! What a story!… I was on the edge of my seat!” @thattravelinglibrarian ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

ThrillingKept me riveted to my sofa.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely heartbreaking, powerful and gripping.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

FantasticI read this book in two days… It was a treat from start to finish.” @justineg_author ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

IncredibleFascinatingWonderful… I laughed a little and cried a lot.” Rachel Wesson ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I cannot wait for the next book to be publishedHighly recommend to every reader!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Will keep readers in suspense until the very end!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Easily one of my favorite reads this year.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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