Thank you penguin for sending me this book (and Penguin Random House Audio for sending the audio book) in exchange for an honest review.
Just wanted to clear something up… Looking back I realize that I made it sound like I knew about the events of the Wilhelm Gustloff before reading this book. I was never taught about that in school and it was in preparation of starting this book that I learned about it. I had watched a video right before starting this book of the author talking about the event of the Wilhelm Gustloff sinking killing over 9,000 people. (If you read the synopsis of this on Goodreads you’ll also find out about it: “Inspired by the single greatest tragedy in maritime history, bestselling and award-winning author Ruta Sepetys (Between Shades of Gray) lifts the veil on a shockingly little-known casualty of World War II.”)
So I knew going in that these characters I was reading about would end up on this ship but I had no clue if they would live or die. I think it only added to the tension of the story though!
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