Nineteen forty-four, Nazi-controlled Austria: For 13-year-old Ursula, life in her village remains almost as it was. But when Russian prisoners escape from the local concentration camp, her friend goes missing and her brother's allegiance to the Hitler Youth emerges in shocking ways, Ursula finds herself alone and surrounded by threat.
Ursula is forced to recognise that danger comes not only from the enemy at the door but from the enemy within....
"A powerful and absorbing novel that pulls you deep into the troubled war years of its young heroine. Love and loyalty are the book's real themes, and the manipulation of the innocent. Brilliantly done." (Esther Freud)
"A moving portrait of a girl forced to come of age in a world at war." (Sunday Times)
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