The Child Who Lived
Austria, 1942: In Mauthausen concentration camp, two prisoners dare to fall in love. When a baby is born – a miracle baby born behind the gates of hell – they vow to escape. Inspired by true events, this powerful World War Two novel tells the incredible and inspirational tale of two ordinary people who risk everything to achieve the impossible.
As Lore is pushed through the towering gates of Mauthausen concentration camp, she holds little hope of ever leaving, knowing that usually death is the only way out.
But soon, when Lore meets fellow prisoner Wolf, she commits the ultimate act of resistance against the brutal SS by falling desperately in love, finding solace and hope in this hell on earth. And when Lore falls pregnant, they know they have to fight to not only survive, but escape.
Together they must achieve the impossible: bringing new life into a death camp, and risking their own to ensure their child who wasn’t meant to survive, will become the child who lived…
Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Choice will be incredibly gripped by this tearjerking page-turner. Based on true events, this unforgettable World War Two novel shows that even in darkness, love can sometimes find a way.
Readers love Ellie Midwood:
‘Wow!!!… Definitely not going to leave my head anytime soon… Devastatingly heartbreaking… Absolutely rammed with emotions… A heart-wrenching, absolutely beautifully devastating story.’ Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Amazing… so heart-wrenching. The fact that it is a true story tears at your heartstrings, so, reading with a box of Kleenex is a must… such a phenomenal story… will continue to resonate in me for a very long time… wonderful, phenomenal must read!’ PageTurners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Absolutely adored this! Incredibly moving. I had tears welling up and my heart was racing. Did not want to put it down… I felt like I was actually there.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I was brought to tears. Always have a box of tissues at the ready… I loved this… Wonderful… Grips you from page one and never lets go.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Gripping… I kept telling myself, “Just one more chapter.” And before I knew it, it was 6 a.m. and I was still awake… I finished the book within a few hours… Outstanding.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Breathtaking, truly a masterpiece… one of the best books I have read… so inspirational and so heartbreaking… Based on a true story this is truly inspirational… will stay in my heart and my mind for a long time to come.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐