**Formerly published as The Lost Boys**
‘Remarkable. A powerful, engrossing story of a journey into the heart of darkness and final escape from it’ Sunday Times
In September, 1944, the SS march into a remote Italian castle, arrest a mother and seize her two sons, aged just two and three. If Hitler has his way she will never see them again. For Fey Pirzio-Biroli is the daughter of Ulrich von Hassell, executed days before after the failed assassination of the Fuhrer. Mercilessly cast into the Nazi death machine, Fey must cling to the hope that one day she will escape and rescue her lost children . . .
‘Riveting, important, reads like a terrifying thriller’ Daily Telegraph
‘Heartbreaking. It started with a plot to kill Hitler. It ended in one of the most astonishing and moving stories of the war’ Daily Mail
‘Extraordinary. A rich, deep, gripping read’ Guardian
‘As thrilling as any novel. Bailey has an extraordinary talent for bringing history to life’ Kate Atkinson
A brilliant analysis of senseless cruelty, and an inspiring account of how hope can still triumph over all odds * Julian Fellowes * Bailey has a knack for bringing characters to life . . . Fascinating * Times * Riveting, important, reads like a terrifying thriller. So harrowing there were moments I had to put the book down. Bailey has an extraordinary ability to penetrate right to the heart of a family and uncover painful stories * Daily Telegraph * Extraordinary. A rich and deep portrait. . . a gripping read * Guardian * Bailey has an extraordinary talent for bringing history to life and The Lost Boys is as thrilling as any novel * Daily Mail * To say that Catherine Bailey makes history come alive is such a cliche and yet it's so true, she is absolutely one of my favourite writers * Kate Atkinson *
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