Elizabeth McCreary’s mother Lillian Frankl was a child of the Kindertransport – but she refuses to speak of the past. Determined to learn more, Elizabeth flies to Vienna on the start of a life-changing journey.
At home in London, her lawyer husband Anthony is facing disgrace. Vast sums have been siphoned off from his firm’s client account to support the far right British Independent Party of which his father, William, is Treasurer. William’s close links with the Crediton Trust in Devon, a pharmaceutical company of prestige and power, are helping to make his political ambitions a reality. However, behind the big-business façade of Crediton lies a dark past rooted in Nazi Germany, of theft and the sinister use to which its drugs were put during World War Two.
For the McCrearys, one astounding revelation follows another. Nothing can ever be the same – and all roads lead inexorably back to Vienna.
We got to spend 7 days with Elizabeth, but how was Vienna, what did she find out there?
Extract at Bonnie Reads And Writes, “Elizabeth stopped at a park bench and searched for the main religion in Austria on her mobile phone, coming up with Catholic as she’d expected. It was all very well that Lise had married the Nazi officer, but she didn’t know exactly when that was.”
Review by Jessica Belmont, “I would definitely recommend giving 3 Days in Vienna a read. It was one that kept my attention from beginning to end and I am looking forward to more from this author!”
Extract at Splashes into Books, “That evening, Elizabeth sat on the edge of the bed, her head full of contradictory thoughts. The evening had been a complete disaster. Until now, she had usually got on reasonably well with her in-laws, so her uncharacteristic outburst was something she ascribed to having drunk too much.”
Review by prdg reads, “I was hooked on this book from the beginning, it was fast paced without being too fast, one I will be highly recommending to everyone.”
Review by Robynne_reads (IG), “What a book! Once I started reading it, I found it so hard to stop. I got wrapped up in Elizabeth’s story and didn’t want this book to end.”
Review by snowphiethebookworm (IG), “The book is interesting, intriguing, full of characters that each add something too the story and add more depth too the story. It is written in a way that is easy to follow throughout and keeps you wanting to find out more.”
Extract at The Magic of Wor(l)ds, “As your treasurer,’ William McCreary continued, ‘I can confirm that, as of last night, contributions pledged have passed the three million pound mark. That is correct, isn’t it, Rupert?”
Review by Sharon Beyond the Books, “I was so curious to see exactly what would happen, and with the historical side of the story, I was in my element. One of my favourite genres is historical fiction, and this ticked that box. Every character in this book is unique and they play their own part in the unfolding of the story.”
Review by The Page Ladies (IG), “it’s an attention grabber & moves at a comfortable pace! The character development is really good. I enjoyed all of the characters but Elizabeth was my favorite!”
Review by Sue Loves to Read, “A good read with good characters.”
Review by Books with Gina, “With plenty of intrigue, blackmail, a past that would rather be forgotten by numerous characters and a startling likeness to various political themes going on today, this was an enjoyable read!”
Review by Ginger Book Geek, “When I started reading, I had only intended to read a couple of chapters but I became so wrapped up in the story and in the lives of the different characters that I was still sat there reading over half a dozen chapters and an hour later.”
Extract at Lyndas_bookreviews (IG), “All of a sudden, there was a series of loud bangs; plumes of red smoke filled the area. Then a scuffle broke out with a group of left-wing protestors carrying anti-racist banners who had taken exception to the poisonous views being perpetrated by their bitter adversaries.”
b for bookreview put John in the spotlight as we learn whether he would co-write a book with someone, his favourite place to read, how he picks the covers for his book and so much more
And that is well and truly a wrap!
Thank you ever so much to everyone who has taken part in the tour!
Until the next adventure xxx