From the publisher: Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret.
If this opening statement does not intrigue readers, I will be completely surprised. I am a fan of author Ruta Sepetys for her richly imagined story lines and well developed characters. She brings historical fiction alive, giving readers a clear picture of life as it was during those times. I am excited to read the remaining portions of the novel and would definitely recommend it to those who like historical fiction.