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Berlin 1989 Siblings Rune and Lotte are shaken awake by Mama and told to follow her uietly into the night Last time they snuck away from Papa with Mama bruised and broken they were back within a week But this time they are starting a new life Mama says where nobody can ever hurt them againTen years later the memories Have you had that experience where you begin reading a book and it's not bad but you're still withholding judgement—and then about 10% of the way in you realize you're reading something exceptional and you know you'll be staying up until you've read every last word of it? I had that experience reading Anna Ellory's The Puzzle WomenI don't want to say too much about this title because it was so wonderful to dive into it without preconceptions or expectations Let me just say that it's about family the ways they dodon't fail one another and the lengths to which they will go to protect one another; it's also about hope and resilience The Puzzle Women is set in two time periods during the fall of the Berlin Wall and in the present day as the Puzzle Women work to reconstruct documents from the thousands of bags of shredded papers left behind by the Stasi when East and West Berlin were reunitedThe publisher's blurb for the book oversimplifies the narrative and doesn't do it justice Ignore the blurb Don't read a ton of reviews Just pick this title up as soon as you can and readI received a free electronic ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGally for review purposes The opinions are my own

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The Puzzle WomenAnds When she learns about the ‘Puzzle Women’ working tirelessly to reconstruct files shredded by the former secret police she begs them to help her piece Mama’s story back together But as Papa’s threats against both siblings escalate can they unite to learn the full brutal truth in Mama’s own words at last I knew from my experience with Anna's other work in particular her debut novel The Rabbit Girls that The Puzzle Women would be eual parts devastating and beautiful and in this second offering Anna has refined those elements into a work that is insidiously gorgeous heart breaking and heart warming at once something that is truly bitter sweet The reality of domestic abuse is laid bare the threats the double edged mercies the terrible violence Papa is a shadow that falls across the characters and the narrative skirting the edges of everything always a step behind or frighteningly a step ahead mirrored by the constant oppression and surveillance of the socialist DDR It's pervasive and constant but there is hope kindness compassion the want to do right and to be done right by and most of all most importantly of all love Lotte's chapters in particular are full of absolutely joyful descriptions of mundane things and actions from baking a cake to playing with her favourite soft toy or trying desperately to remember the face of her mother They are a delight providing warmth and levity in a world that for Rune is so grey and unrelenting An inspiring and honest tale of survival and the realities cost and conseuence that survival can demand

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Read eBook ¼ The Puzzle Women Þ Kindle Edition ç Anna Ellory Å [Read] ➳ The Puzzle Women Author Anna Ellory – Goproled.co.uk Berlin 1989 Siblings Rune and Lotte are shaken awake by Mama and told to follow her uietly into the night Last time they snuck away from Papa with Mama bruised anOf their escape are blurry; Mama is long gone and the siblings are back at Papa’s house But when they receive a mysterious notebook that seems to have come from Mama Papa tears it apart Could there be to their past than they’ve been led to believe?With Rune paralysed by fear Lotte takes their fate into her own h I was not sure if I should give this book 35 or 4⭐ but it's been a few days since I finished it and it's still fresh in my mind so I definitely enjoyed it a lotThis is my first book from the author and it won't be my last This was such an intriguing story Mysterious and emotionalI especially liked Lotte Her chapters were so interesting to read I think the way she acted and described things made me even interested in the story It definitely made me feel closer to the story closer to the characters It was a devastating but heartwarming story Intense but interesting It was a realistic story of love faith hope and survival I really really enjoyed it