The Hidden Storyteller

The Hidden Storyteller

Fiction, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 29/02/2024
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International bestselling author Mandy Robotham returns with a brand new tale set in war-torn Germany.

The war is over. But there are still secrets to be found amidst the ashes …

Hamburg, 1946

The war is over, and Germany is in ruins. Posted to an Allied-run Hamburg, reporter Georgie Young returns to the country she fled seven years prior – at the onset of the conflict – to find it unrecognisable.

Amongst the stark horrors of a bombed-out city crumbling under the weight of millions of displaced souls, she discovers pockets of warmth: a violinist playing amidst the wreckage, couples dancing in the streets, and a nation trying to make amends.

Joining forces with local detective Harri Schroder to catch a killer targeting women on the city’s streets, curiosity draws Georgie deep into the dark underbelly, and she soon discovers that some secrets of war did not die with Hitler…

The next gripping and heart-wrenching historical fiction novel from international bestseller, Mandy Robotham.

Readers love Mandy Robotham:

‘Evocative and emotive, a real must-read. Both harrowing and very moving. I couldn’t put it down’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I really liked the crime element in the story. This book will stay with me. Great writing – very poignant and heart-wrenching’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This is a really great book, full of interesting characters that you want to survive’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A thoroughly entertaining read. Strongly recommended’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Another excellent novel by Mandy Robotham! A thriller with a dash of historical fiction. It was very well written, and she had me on the edge of my seat the whole way through’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘An informative, compassionate read of historical fiction. Highly recommended’ Real Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008599225
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Weight: 300g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm

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The Hidden Storyteller
A Must Read
Evocative and emotive, a real must read that captures the atmosphere of post war Hamburg. Germany is under the rule of the Allies, who are trying to give s... READ MORE
Gee Wood
The Hidden Storyteller
Evocative and lyrical historical fiction with characters to invest in.
This evocative historical fiction draws you into the aftermath of wartorn Hamburg. Georgie, a journalist's role was to write about British-administered Ger... READ MORE
Jane Hunt
The Hidden Storyteller
A very good read
This is one very moreish and absorbing book to read. I haven't read all of Mandy Robothams books although the ones I have I've thoroughly enjoyed and The ... READ MORE
Anne Mosedale
The Hidden Storyteller
A Post WWI Story
Hamburg, 1946: The war is over and Germany is in ruins. Posted to an Allied-run Hamburg, reporter Georgina Young returns to the country she fled seven year... READ MORE
Louise Wilson
The Hidden Storyteller
Hamburg 1946
The Hidden Storyteller is set in Hamburg, a year after the Second World War ended. Georgie Young, a news reporter travels to Germany without her photograph... READ MORE
Alyson Hilbourne
The Hidden Storyteller
A great read
An engrossing book. The author has brought post war hamburg to life and sustains a vivid description of the environment and attitudes of local people as th... READ MORE
Richard Evans
The Hidden Storyteller
A riveting story excellently told
.Georgie Young, reporter, visits Hamburg in early 1946 to document life in the aftermath of the war. While there she becomes embroiled in a murder investig... READ MORE
The Hidden Storyteller
Hope rises from the legacy of the past
Thank you to Netgalley and to Avon for the advance copy of this novel, once again Mandy has chosen a setting which is emotive and compassionate tale. Based... READ MORE
Su Thorburn
The Hidden Storyteller
Poignant and atmospheric
It’s 1946 and like much of Germany, Hamburg is in chaos, desolate, devastated, with many displaced people and amongst those trying to survive amidst the ru... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Hidden Storyteller
Compelling read
The Hidden Storyteller by Mandy Robotham is slightly different from her other books. It is set just after the war in Hamburg in 1946. Where the city is in... READ MORE
Michelle De Alwis
The Hidden Storyteller
Historical WWII fiction with murder mystery
Georgie Young (journalist) is back, this time without Max. She’s in desolate, chaotic Hamburg with thousands of displaced people. Mandy writes 1946 Hamburg... READ MORE
The Hidden Storyteller
Post war food for thought
Thoroughly enjoyed this story. It’s one of those books that draws you in and the more you read, the more you can’t put it down. The characters in the book ... READ MORE
Gillian Frost
The Hidden Storyteller
Historical fiction
As an avid reader I read a lot of very enjoyable novels in a year but occasionally one will stand out from the crowd and this one certainly does. Set in H... READ MORE
Steven Capel