I just finished up the audio book Karolina’s Twins: A Novel by Ronald H. Balson. I snapped up the audio book when I saw it was by the same author who wrote another book I enjoyed, Once We Were Brothers.
I very much enjoyed the first book I listened to and really hoped I would enjoy this one as well. The same lawyer/private detective team works in both of the books to help Jewish Holocaust survivors right a wrong that happened during the occupation of their countries. The premise works really well.
This story was awesome. I very much enjoyed it and found myself sneaking time in so that I could listen.
Here’s what Amazon had to say, “She made a promise in desperation. Now it’s time to keep it.
Lena Woodward, elegant and poised, has lived a comfortable life among Chicago Society since she immigrated to the US and began a new life at the end of World War II. But now something has resurfaced that Lena cannot ignore: an unfulfilled promise she made long ago that can no longer stay buried.
Driven to renew the quest that still keeps her awake at night, Lena enlists the help of lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart. Behind Lena’s stoic facade are memories that will no longer be contained. She begins to recount a tale, harkening back to her harrowing past in Nazi-occupied Poland, of the bond she shared with her childhood friend Karolina. Karolina was vivacious and beautiful, athletic and charismatic, and Lena has cherished the memory of their friendship her whole life. But there is something about the story that is unfinished, questions that must be answered about what is true and what is not, and what Lena is willing to risk to uncover the past. Has the real story been hidden these many years? And if so, why?
Two girls, coming of age in a dangerous time, bearers of secrets that only they could share.
Just when you think there could not be anything new to ferret out from World War II comes Karolina’s Twins, a spellbinding new novel by the bestselling author of Once We Were Brothers and Saving Sophie. In this richly woven tale of love, survival and resilience during some of the darkest hours, the unbreakable bond between girlhood friends will have consequences into the future and beyond.”
Amazon readers give the book a 4.6 rating. I’d up it to 4.9. The book is really good and well worth your time. I’m off to see if I can locate the yet another book by the same author, Saving Sophie: A Novel.