Friday, October 28, 2011
The Collaborator - Margaret Leroy
The Collaborator - Margaret Leroy (2011)
It is June 1940, and Vivienne de la Mare is living in Geurnsey with her elderly mother in-law, and two young daughters. Her husband is fighting, and she must choose whether to stay or to go, when her future is decided by the arrival of the Germans.
It is hard to write more without giving the whole story away, but Vivienne gets tested when a group of Germans move into the deserted house next door.
This is one my favorite eras to read about if done well, and on the whole this book was able to perform for me, and rainy days meant that I was able to sit in bed and finish it off late into the night. 4/5