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What a story! An instant page turner!
Reviewed in the United States on January 31, 2020
It starts with a scene that grabs you in an instant and that what follows never lets you to catch your breath. If I wouldn’t know Ellie Midwood is a modern-day author, I would think she lived in Berlin of 1920-ties. The story is so authentic, I felt right there, almost identifying myself with the characters. Margarete. What a personality! Every person she is involved with is so real, with his or her original psyche and understanding of the world. And the world of Berlin of that period is shocking.
The narrative is impeccable. With small brushes of her virtual pen, Ellie Midwood prepares the reader for what is in store for the country—and we know what is to befall it—and I can’t wait to find out how this brilliant author makes it happen in the next books of the Metropolis series.
It is obvious to see how much research went into this book (the life and work of the bohemians and the atmosphere of the epoch) and how perfectly the author interweaved it with the story of (some of them) real people.
This intricate, vibrant piece of historical fiction is a treat. A pure delight. Highly recommended.