The Stars Are Our Witness

Siobhan Curham

Auschwitz, 1943. Adela stuffs small cloth pouches containing the stolen gunpowder into the folds of her dress. As she joins the column of exhausted women heading back to the barracks, the guard shouts ‘Inspection!’ and her blood turns to ice…

Working in the camp’s munitions factory, Adela Rubenstein discovers the underground network fighting against the devastating cruelty all around them. Imprisoned for teaching Jewish orphans in secret for the resistance, she doesn’t hesitate to join the rebellion. Every night on the way back to her hut, she looks up at the stars, the only witness to their plan to blow up the crematoria buildings.

The women can only smuggle a teaspoonful of the gunpowder at a time. But Adela knows from her time in the Warsaw ghetto what incredible feats can be achieved with courage and patience. Thinking of home reminds her of her darling brother, Azriel, and Izabel, who was like a sister to her. She has no idea what happened to them when she was caught, if they are even still alive. But she must keep doing whatever she can to resist. She has to make them proud.

As the day of the attack draws near, Adela is utterly stunned when she comes face to face with her beloved brother. Pale and hunched, but alive. Her heart soars as she hugs him tightly. Maybe it’s a sign, and there is hope for them after all. But not if he is working in the very building they will soon destroy…

Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Nightingale and A Fire Sparkling will be swept away by this beautiful, heartbreaking read about unimaginable bravery, family ties and the power of hope when everything seems lost.

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‘This was the easiest 5 stars I’ve ever awarded a historical fiction book!… Curham is definitely at the top of her game and her ability to sweep readers into German-occupied Europe is absolutely stellar. I’ve read many books centered around the resistance movement during WW2, but this book stands heads above the majority!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Another brilliant, heartbreaking book by Siobhan Curham… I prepared myself with plenty of Kleenex before beginning this one I still ran outfind a comfortable reading nook with plenty of tissues and read this newest release by Siobhan Curham. I loved it.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow what an unforgettable story… Hooked from the first page, I was drawn into a truly inspiring story… A heartbreaking and heart-warming novel about love, bravery, loss, survival and courage during a time of unimageable horror… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This is the first book that I’ve read by Siobhan Curham and it absolutely won’t be the last! It is absolutely captivating, heartbreaking, enchanting, devastating and engrossing. I couldn’t put it down at all!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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