A former professor descends into darkness in this provocative story of a Nazi soldier torn between duty and conscience.
East Prussia, Nazi Germany, 1939. History professor Erik Mueller is a model citizen and a family man. He’s also a decorated sergeant in the Gestapo. Proving his courage on the battlefields of Poland and the Soviet Union, and proud of the German army’s victories across Europe, he embraces what he thinks is the righteousness of the Third Reich’s cause.
But his loyalties are soon tested when he crosses paths with his old university friend Trude Bensheim. Forced into unemployment for being Jewish, Trude and her husband start a secret organization to help Jews escape Germany. But when they are betrayed by someone they thought they could trust, their lives hang in the balance.
Erik feels responsible for Trude’s capture, and he knows he’s in a position to help them. But when everything he holds dear is at stake, will he save his friends…or himself?
A Bitter Rain is an incredible read. The details and descriptions are so vivid, I felt like I was right there struggling with Trude, Britta and Erik. The action and suspense in the story were so great at times that I could not even guess what would happen next. I had no problem to continue turning the pages. The ending is one I would have ever imagined.
I purchased A Bitter Rain new, therefore, was not required to write a review. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.