Book Review: Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff

Emma Bau a 19 year old, newly wed Jewish girl finds herself in a, position to help the resistance during the second World War in her native Poland. However, her mission is to get close to the Kommandant and bring classified information, in doing so she cannot avoid going against her marriage vows and every principle she believes in, but what she has to work for is the greater good, if only it were so simple. As she assumes the persona of Anna, a Roman Catholic who has been orphaned and sent to stay with her aunt, Anna finds herself better off than she was, in the ghetto but not being with her husband Jacob or her parents takes its toll on her.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this thriller told from Emma’s, point of view. Her inner conflict during her mission made the events in the book realistic and edge-of-your-seat exciting. Emma assumes the role of Anna and is a likeable character. All through the book you relate to the strife and hardship all the characters go through. Even the Kommandant is conflicted about what the war is doing to the Poles and Jews. The excitement in the plot builds to a crescendo,making this a truly riveting story.

A gripping read and one that leads to the next book in the series.

Links to Book:

Amazon UK

Amazon US




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