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In 1930s Munich, danger lurks behind dark corners, and secrets are buried deep within the city. But Gretchen Müller, who grew up in the National Socialist Party under the wing of her uncle Dolf, has been shielded from that side of society ever since her father traded his life for Dolf's, and Gretchen is his favorite, his pet.

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.

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"Gretchen Müller has grown up in 1920s Germany believing her father sacrificed his life to shield 'Uncle Dolf' from a fusillade of police bullets during Hitler's failed 1923 attempt to overthrow the government. Because of her father's martyrdom, Gretchen's family has enjoyed favored status among the Nazis; she is now Hitler's 'favorite pet,' and her (terrifying) older brother works as one of his thuggish Brownshirts. Then Gretchen meets Daniel Cohen, a young reporter who has evidence that her father was not a Nazi hero, but a murder victim. Gretchen refuses to believe it, but as she undertakes her own investigation, she realizes that many things she had accepted as truth are lies. Debut novelist Blankman's account of life in Munich prior to Hitler's 1933 elevation to the chancellorship is completely engrossing. In an afterword, she separates fact from the fictional characters she created; a three-page bibliography is appended. Concocting a murder mystery featuring one of history's most well-known figures is risky, and some scenes test the limits of plausibility. But Blankman creates riveting tension for her heroine and pulls readers through with an irresistible subplot featuring forbidden love. Ages 13 — up. Agent: Tracey Adams, Adams Literary." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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A gripping historical thriller set in 1930s Munich, Prisoner of Night and Fog is the evocative story of an ordinary girl faced with an extraordinary choice in Hitler's Germany. Fans of Code Name Verity will love this novel full of romance, danger, and intrigue!

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.

About the Author

Anne Blankman grew up in a small town near Albany, New York. When Anne was twelve, she read Anne Frank's diary and has been haunted by World War II ever since. The idea for Prisoner of Night and Fog came to her after she learned about Geli Raubal, Hitler's beloved half niece who once shared his Munich apartment. Anne began wondering what it would have been like to be a young girl growing up in the Nazi elite's hypermasculine and violent world. Anne lives in southeastern Virginia with her husband, Mike, her young daughter, Kirsten, and, of course, lots and lots of books.

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This book is wholly stunning, viscerally moving, riveting, terrifying, and impossibly beautiful. Reading it was an incredible experience I will never forget. This brave and unflinching story is a harrowing journey through the best and worst that humanity has to offer, both the unimaginably horrific and the unfathomably beautiful. I cannot wait for the sequel!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062278814
Author:
Blankman, Anne
Publisher:
Balzer + Bray
Subject:
Historical - Holocaust
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Holocaust
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20140422
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 13

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Gretchen Müller has grown up in 1920s Germany believing her father sacrificed his life to shield 'Uncle Dolf' from a fusillade of police bullets during Hitler's failed 1923 attempt to overthrow the government. Because of her father's martyrdom, Gretchen's family has enjoyed favored status among the Nazis; she is now Hitler's 'favorite pet,' and her (terrifying) older brother works as one of his thuggish Brownshirts. Then Gretchen meets Daniel Cohen, a young reporter who has evidence that her father was not a Nazi hero, but a murder victim. Gretchen refuses to believe it, but as she undertakes her own investigation, she realizes that many things she had accepted as truth are lies. Debut novelist Blankman's account of life in Munich prior to Hitler's 1933 elevation to the chancellorship is completely engrossing. In an afterword, she separates fact from the fictional characters she created; a three-page bibliography is appended. Concocting a murder mystery featuring one of history's most well-known figures is risky, and some scenes test the limits of plausibility. But Blankman creates riveting tension for her heroine and pulls readers through with an irresistible subplot featuring forbidden love. Ages 13 — up. Agent: Tracey Adams, Adams Literary." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , A gripping historical thriller set in 1930s Munich, Prisoner of Night and Fog is the evocative story of an ordinary girl faced with an extraordinary choice in Hitler's Germany. Fans of Code Name Verity will love this novel full of romance, danger, and intrigue!

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.

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