PETER STEINER is the author of three previous books in this series, Le Crime, L'Assassin, and The Terrorist. A former New Yorker cartoonist, Steiner lives in Connecticut.
Dull is an understatement but the worst is dialogue that is stilted and unrealistic.
The book is well written, richly develops the characters and paints a detailed picture of one of history's dark hours.
I started reading a book about one thing and all of a sudden it became a book about something else entirely.
I happened upon Peter Steiner novels after reading Louise Penny's novels set in a village outside of Quebec. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Suzanne T
Conveyed the atmosphere of terror, of having to take sides, no middle ground. Well written,, but ended too simply.Published 3 months ago by Martha
Wish I had read all the reviews first I almost stopped early on when the dialogue read like a bad soap opera script. I trudged on, though, and wasted my time. Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. Harrison
One of those books I wish would continue on and on. In fact, I saved the last chapter to read for a time when I was completely alone and no chance of disruption. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Quiltztheworld
Bravo! A wonderful read. Steiner, whose book “L'Assassin” I utterly trashed in a recent review due to unrealistic situations and a ridiculous plot, displays his writing talent... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Edgar Allan Poet
The German occupation in a small town in France tagged as a collaboration but turned out to be anything but. Read morePublished 10 months ago by The Dancer
This novel is structured differently from the previous three in the series. It recaps how Morgon ends up in the small French town and buys his house. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Arturo Kreznick
Written in a very childish way, I was immediately put off by the writing. I stopped reading, then a few days later, tried it again. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Having lived through the war this novel so very much reflects the pain and fears suffered by our parents. Why we never forget.Published 15 months ago by ted c. kiesewetter