Every so often there are still accounts of Nazi war criminals prosecuted. The question would be, how and who shines a light on their life. This book addresses some of the questions. It is set in modern times and one elderly gentleman is certain that a well known and well respected person has a very dark past. I did not want to set the book down as there are a few different story lines which kept my interest.
I do have a tendency to judge historical fiction a bit harshly, maybe. This book was well researched and I have no disagreement on the facts. The book has chapter headings of a year, to go from modern times back to the 1940's. We are taken back in time as the lawyer, Catherine, interviews Ben. My problem with this is that if we are back in time, she should not have injections, then it is simply an interview. Not only did this make the story a bit disjointed, it would also make Ben's voice not believable. When he is telling about his sister's final days, his explicit, coarse language is not in character. The only way that it would be believable is to be back in time, but it is obviously an interview, hence should have language suitable for Ben.
All in all a good first book, with a different take on the war.
I received an ARC of this book through a goodreads.com contest with the expectation of a fair review.