The Hotel on Shadow Lake (by Daniela Tully)…the shadow is more than just a reflection on the lake but a reflection of the horrors of the Nazi regime and murder

I really enjoyed this book. While the story goes back and forth from the past to the present, it is clear which time period in which you are currently involved. The story has some great twists and turns. The characters are well developed and you will find that you love some while despise others. Lots of personalities involved which makes for a great contrast!

I realize this was an ARC, but the fact that you simply jumped from one thought to another within a chapter without breaks (an extra space between the end of the paragraph in a previous moment to the beginning paragraph of another) made it somewhat confusing. Hopefully with the final copy you can tell that a new moment is beginning…even though it is within the same chapter.

I liked that the chapters were headed with the person’s name who would be the main focus. This helped you know whether you were in the present or the past.

I have developed an insatiable appetite for all things WWII…learning all that I can about what happened during the Holocaust and the Nazi regime. I think it’s important that we learn what we can so that these horrible events do not occur again during our lifetime. This book focused on just a portion of that time period. It wasn’t necessarily the main focus, but became part of the story line that kept you interested and wanting to know what happened to Martha and Hans.

Thank you to NetGalley for an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review.

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