Books

The Child of Auschwitz – Lily Graham

How do you write a review for a book where you know pretty much what it is all about from the title? How do you write a review for a book about one of the most horrendous periods of history?

I approach this with such trepidation.

Eva boarded a train to Auschwitz she is looking for her husband of only six months. She wants to find him and she is going to hell on earth to do so. But is he there?

Sofie befriends Eva as they share a bed, what food they can get and the knowledge that they are goign through the same, shaved heads, back breaking labour and ultimately fear of death.

As Eva dreams of her husband, Sofie dreams of being reunited with her son.

As the days go on, Sofie sees an opportunity to bring happiness to Eva, but at what cost?

When Eva’s dreams come true the worse is still yet to come. Pregnant, Eva and Sofie now need to protect more than just themselves.

Will anyone survive the heartbreak of separation from the ones that they love?

This is an incredibly moving, researched, story that had me gasping in shock and with tears streaming down my face. The strength that these women went to, to survive makes our moans and groans of today’s world pale into comparison.

It is a fascinating read and brought such horror to life and I think a lot of people need to know what human beings are capable of, both good and evil.

This has to be Lily Graham’s best novel to date, the others were excellent but this seems to go above and beyond that.

A book worthy of your time to read.

Thank you to the publisher via netgalley for the opportunity to read this book. 

The Child of Auschwitz is out now.