This book is based on a girl called Petra and her family during WW2. Petra doesn’t live a normal life; she is half German and lives in a lighthouse on the coast of Kent.
One day in 1939, something tragic happens; her Mum, Mutti, has to go to court where they will decide if she has to go to an internment camp. She had supposedly done something “wrong” very wrong. In fact, she hadn’t done anything at all! She allegedly sent information to the enemy, to her home country, Germany. The magistrate decides that she is a risk to the Allies and sends her away, so Petra has to live with her sister and father. Mutti is innocent and everyone knows it but there is no evidence regarding who the real suspect is.
But just before Dad dies at Dunkirk, two secrets become apparent and they aren’t very good!
What are the secrets?
Does Mutti come home?
If Mutti is innocent, who is the real perpetrator?
Read the book to find out!
We give it 5***** and recommend it to 9+.
We think it is an amazing book which keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. You must read it!