The war had taken everything from Lina Sucherin - her parents, sisters, a fledgling romance...even her faith in herself and her psychic abilities. All of it ripped away with the fall of the Third Reich and the brutal Soviet sack of Berlin.
Three years later, amid the suspicion, paranoia, and fledgling brutality of communist East Germany, danger threatens the only people Lina cares about, forcing her to overcome her lingering self-doubt. In order to save the only family she has left, she will have to rise above her past and learn to trust an old enemy - and herself - if she is to be successful.
But does she still have enough of her psyche left to do so? Or has the war torn her world too far asunder for it to ever be whole again?
- Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore
This book took me by surprise...
I was surprised at where this book started out... the war's been over this past 3 years, and all that's left is occupied Germany, and the Americans are trying to put the country back on a road to recovery. Initially I had difficulty getting into this book, as the story is told through Lina Sucherin's POV and if you read bk 1 Mind's of Men, Lina was a big part of the Nazi regime. She IS the enemy! I don't want to sympathize with her, I don't want to know her... But, leave it to Kasey Ezell... it only took a few chapters for me to not only know her, but I became completely vested in her life and what was going on... so much so, that I was worried that Lina would come to a bad ending! I had to put the book down for a couple of days, just to let things settle down in my own head. I finally drummed up enough courage to face the challenge with Lina, and to see where the ending took us... And it was awesome!!! Shame on me for not trusting the author! I loved it!
And of course, the ever fabulous, Jennifer Jill Araya, did her part narrating the story. Just an awesome job as usual... Wow!