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The Commandant's Daughter

Author: Catherine Hokin

Started: Jan. 5, 2022

Finished: Jan. 10, 2022

Thanks to Catherine Hokin, Bookouture, and Netgalley for the chance to review this advanced copy in return for an honest review.

Hanni Winter is a photographer who came into her craft during her former life in World War II. In her former life, she is Hannahlore Foss, daughter of SS Commandant Reiner Foss, a man who oversaw the horrors of the Theresienstadt ghetto. When Hanni learned what kind of man he was and what he was capable of she made an oath that she would show the world who he was and what he had done.

Years later, Hanni is working as a photographer when she comes upon a dead body and ends up working with the police to determine what happened. This dead body was that of a former SS officer who was not held responsible for his actions. This begins the run of a serial killer set on holding these men responsible.

The beginning of this book had a lot of promise and kept my attention. Once we got to the second half of the book, it lost a lot of steam. The serial killer storyline could have been wrapped up in fewer chapters and I would have preferred that the Reiner storyline was wrapped up. It was a decent read but not something I would go out of my way to read again.

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