Wow! I haven't gotten around to reading much historical fiction but it has always been a genre that I wanted to get into. This book had me wanting more from the first few pages and by the time I knew it I had finished the excerpt. This is a book I will definitely be purchasing for myself. It was so well written, I felt anxious when the character's spoke of their fear. Their emotions were so well conveyed and it just pulled me into the story. I keep thinking about how the fear was written. It just gripped me and filled me with such a strong feeling of dread and anxiety. It felt like I was right alongside the characters. The impact the words had on me was a great one. It's always really harrowing to read historical fiction novels that were set in times extremely close to the ones we are living in, to know that such things happened so recently makes it hit with a much stronger feeling.