Beyond the Wire (by James Shipman) … emotionally moving story

My favorite genre of books to read is historical fiction … especially those set during WWII. I continue to be amazed at the horrors that excited during Hitler’s reign of terror. This particular book focuses on the concentration camp of Auschwitz and the story about the revolt that happened in 1944. You are also exposed to the atrocities that the prisoners endured … the way they were treated, the horrible things they endured, the lack of respect for humanity that the guards displayed. You are treated to the viewpoint of two very different SS officers. The story behind the revolt is emotionally moving, but some of the side storyline takes away from the credibility (Dieter’s willingess to join the uprising) and romantic situations.

Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Publishing Corporation for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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