Prisoner of Night and Fog
Gretchen Müller grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her uncle Dolf--who has kept her family cherished and protected from that side of society ever since her father sacrificed his life for Dolf's years ago. Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler. And Gretchen follows his every command.
When she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen, who claims that her father was actually murdered by an unknown comrade, Gretchen doesn't know what to believe. She soon discovers that beyond her sheltered view lies a world full of shadowy secrets and disturbing violence.
As Gretchen's investigations lead her to question the motives and loyalties of her dearest friends and her closest family, she must determine her own allegiances--even if her choices could get her and Daniel killed.
- Hardback | 416 pages
- 150 x 213 x 38mm | 476g
- 22 Apr 2014
- Balzer & Bray/Harperteen
Back cover copy
Uncle Dolf is none other than Adolf Hitler.
And Gretchen follows his every command.
Until she meets a fearless and handsome young Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen. Gretchen should despise Daniel, yet she can't stop herself from listening to his story: that her father, the adored Nazi martyr, was actually murdered by an unknown comrade. She also can't help the fierce attraction brewing between them, despite everything she's been taught to believe about Jews.
As Gretchen investigates the very people she's always considered friends, she must decide where her loyalties lie. Will she choose the safety of her former life as a Nazi darling, or will she dare to dig up the truth--even if it could get her and Daniel killed?
From debut author Anne Blankman comes this harrowing and evocative story about an ordinary girl faced with the extraordinary decision to give up everything she's ever believed . . . and to trust her own heart instead.
"PRISONER OF NIGHT AND FOG seamlessly blends the fascinating, terrifying facts of Hitler's rise to power with a gripping murder mystery. Gretchen is a brave and believable protagonist, and readers will become engrossed in her struggle to uncover the truth. I can't wait for the sequel." -- Michelle Cooper, award-winning author of the Montmaray Journals series
"A nail-biting visit to Adolf Hitler's inner circle in the early days of the Nazi party's rise to power." -- Jennifer Armstrong, author of In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer (with Irene Gut Opdyke)
"Completely engrossing" -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"An interesting perspective on a well-trod era." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Haunting and captivating" -- School Library Journal
"A winning gamble" -- Booklist