Margot Baumann has now begun her new job in the mailroom of a large Nazi prison. On the first day, she is told that her job consists of burning the letters that come through the camp to, and from the prisoners. Young Margot is only 17 years of age when she starts her job, and very quickly learns of the reality of the camp. Where people don’t come to work, but are imprisoned to slowly and painfully die.
Amidst this dread Margot comes across a letter addressed to her! Curious, she steals the letter and opens it in the secrecy of her room. It is a love letter written by an enemy of war, who has been imprisoned in the camp. Unable to remove herself from her need to help the prisoner, Margot begins to write love letters back to this mystery prisoner. However will she be able to stop herself from developing feelings for this individual, and go against every order she has been given by her SS Commanders? Or will she do her duty as a Hitler youth and burn the letters?
Warned by all close to her that have knowledge of her secret, she continues to write letters to a prisoner at a time when the world is constantly looking over their shoulders in fear.
What will happen when she is found out? What are the consequences for treason in Nazi Germany?
This story is full of drama, suspense, and danger, you won’t be able to put it down.
Goodreads rating: 4.2