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Starred Review: A City of Broken Glass by Rebecca Cantrell

“Cantrell’s fourth historical featuring journalist Hannah Vogel (after A Game of Lies) is compulsively readable. A palpable sense of dread builds, as we know that Kristallnacht, the Nazi pogrom of November 1938, is imminent. This award-winning series succeeds at weaving a very personal story into a well-researched historical survey. In an increasingly crowded genre period, Cantrell’s series stands tall.”

A City of Broken Glass, by Rebecca Cantrell, gets a starred review in Library Journal!

Here’s the full review, available online now:

 Chasing a story in 1938 Poland as a Swiss journalist, Hannah Vogel finds a hidden stable overflowing with Jewish refugees from Germany. One of them, Miriam, recognizes Hannah and begs her to go back to Berlin to find her young daughter, Ruth. Hannah honors her request and returns to the city where she is wanted for past crimes. The danger level increases after she and her lover, Lars, back on the scene after a two-year absence, kill two German soldiers. Using her connections, Hannah works on finding Ruth and getting a new passport so that she and her son, Anton, can exit Germany yet again. In this world of deceit, Hannah knows that others hold her responsible for their losses and that revenge has no expiration date. VERDICT Cantrell’s fourth historical featuring journalist Hannah Vogel (after A Game of Lies) is compulsively readable. A palpable sense of dread builds, as we know that Kristallnacht, the Nazi pogrom of November 1938, is imminent. This award-winning series succeeds at weaving a very personal story into a well-researched historical survey. In an increasingly crowded genre period, Cantrell’s series stands tall.

A City of Broken Glass published today, July 17th.

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