Blackout

By Simon Scarrow,

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THE STUNNING SECOND WORLD WAR THRILLER FROM THE CELEBRATED SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR SIMON SCARROW - COMING MARCH 2021.

'Taut and chilling - I was completely gripped' Anthony Horowitz

'A wonderfully compelling thriller, reeking of authenticity, and a terrific depiction of the human world within the chilling world of the…

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1 author picked Blackout as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is a bleak picture of wartime Germany. Scarrow’s knowledge of the Third Reich is evident, with historical individuals providing authenticity. It is a nuanced novel demonstrating a new string to his story-telling bow. 

It is set in Berlin in 1939. The lead character is Horst Schenke, a Kripo detective with anti-Nazi leanings. Schenke is assigned to the murder of an actress with links with the Nazi Party but worries he is being set up. He must navigate Nazi bureaucracy, illogicalities, oppression, and the pervasive racism of the regime. He’s against a ticking clock, as failure is unacceptable, and…

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