THE SECOND MIDNIGHT BY ANDREW TAYLOR


PLOT SUMMARY:

A secret mission…

1939. As Europe teeters on the brink of war, Alfred Kendall is tasked with carrying out a minor mission for the British Intelligence Service. Travelling to Prague, he takes his troubled young son, Hugh, as cover.

A terrible choice…

When Hitler invades Czechoslovakia, Alfred is given an ultimatum by the Czech Resistance. They will arrange for him to return to England, but only if he leaves his son Hugh behind as collateral.

A young boy stranded in Nazi terrain…

Hugh is soon taken under the wing of a Nazi colonel – Helmuth Scholl. But even though Scholl treats Hugh well, his son, Heinz, is suspicious of this foreigner. And as the war across the continent intensifies, they are set on a path that will ultimately lead towards destruction…


MY REVIEW:

I feel like this book had so much potential but just didn't quite meet the mark for me. It took me a while to wrap my head around where the story was going and by the end of it I was just a bit confused.

If you're a die hard fan of WWII and the Cold War then this may not be for you as it is merely based in that time and focused more on every day life rather than the politics of it all. I wouldn't give this a hard no if someone asked if they should read it, I would just go into it with an open mind as I found the description on the back misleading.


IN 3 WORDS/PHRASES:

Random

Love Story


FAVOURITE QUOTE:

'Anything can happen in the space between the midnights.'


FAVOURITE CHARACTER:

Magda, I felt like I connected most with her character and she was the most real out of them all.


OVERALL RATING:

5/10

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