Her Hidden Life Reader Reviews

Her Hidden Life

Charlotte Walker

A fight for survival that kept my intrigued until the last pages.

This is a great book. A tale of one woman's fight to survive and do what's right in some of the most difficult circumstances.

Connected (very loosely) to a real person, V.S Alexander's book shows a more human side to WWII Germany. Magda, born and raised in Berlin decides to leave the city as the dangers mount. Magda is a quiet sceptic of the National Socialist party, but she needs to find work, and with the help of her uncle (an enthusiastic party member) she finds herself in Hitler's inner circle of workers as the taster of his food.

The storyline is really interesting, letting you peek behind the curtain in to Hitler’s private life. Although I’m not sure how much of what features in this book is fact or embellishment, the research put in to this amazing novel by the author is clear, and let the fact interweave seamlessly with the fiction.

This gripping book has romance, tension and a fight between doing what is necessary to survive and doing what is right. Magda and the other characters are brilliantly crafted, and you can tell the author put a lot of time into their research before writing. An intriguing look at such a horrific historical event from a slightly different perspective. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in World War Two or Historical Fiction.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780008262853
Publication date: 3rd May 2018
Author: V. S. Alexander
Publisher: AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: Historical Fiction, Thriller / Suspense, Free Prize Draws,
Categories: Historical fiction, Thriller / suspense,