Translator: Carol Brown Janeway
As a 15-year-old boy in postwar Germany, Michael Berg had a passionate affair with a mysterious, guarded woman twice his age that ended suddenly when she disappeared. Years later, Michael sees her again — when she is on trial for a terrible crime. ( Taken from Goodreads)
This book had me hooked from the very first line and I was completely sucked into the world of postwar Germany.
I loved how at the heart of this novel was books and a love of reading, what more can someone who loves books want? However at times this book was disturbing and you definitely need to go into this book with an open mind and be willing to read about things you might normally avoid.
Most readers will figure out the secret present throughout this book very early on and to me this spoils this aspect of the book.
Overall an excellent read and is one you should approach with an open mind.