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Blackout: The Richard and Judy Book Club pick

Simon Scarrow

4 Reviews

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Historical fiction

A Richard and Judy Bookclub Pick

A Times Top Ten bestseller

Berlin 1939. War has begun. Winter has blanketed the city in snow. A serial killer is at work... 'Taut and chilling' Anthony Horowitz

THE STUNNING SECOND WORLD WAR THRILLER FROM THE CELEBRATED SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR SIMON SCARROW

'Taut and chilling - I was completely gripped' Anthony Horowitz

'A wonderfully compelling thriller, reeking of authenticity, and a terrific depiction of the human world within the chilling world of the Third Reich' Peter James


Berlin, December 1939

As Germany goes to war, the Nazis tighten their terrifying grip. Paranoia in the capital is intensified by a rigidly enforced blackout that plunges the city into oppressive darkness every night, as the bleak winter sun sets.

When a young woman is murdered, Criminal Inspector Horst Schenke is under pressure to solve the case, swiftly. Distrusted by his superiors for his failure to join the Nazi Party, Schenke walks a perilous line - for disloyalty is a death sentence.

The discovery of a second victim confirms Schenke's worst fears. He must uncover the truth before evil strikes again.

As the investigation takes him closer to the sinister heart of the regime, Schenke realises there is danger everywhere - and the warring factions of the Reich can be as deadly as a killer stalking the streets . . .

'A character who's a more than worthy successor to Philip Kerr's Bernie Gunther.,, a gripping, terrifying read' David Young

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Praise for Blackout: The Richard and Judy Book Club pick

  • 'Taut and chilling - I was completely gripped' - Anthony Horowitz

  • 'A wonderfully compelling thriller, reeking of authenticity, and a terrific depiction of the human world within the chilling world of the Third Reich' - Peter James

  • 'Mesmerising. Nail-biting. Unputdownable. Utterly authentic and beautifully written. The perfect way to bring the past alive' - Damien Lewis

  • Scarrow is a genius and I love everything he writes, but Blackout takes things to a whole new level. It's by far the best book I've read this year - Tom Marcus

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Simon Scarrow

Simon Scarrow is a Sunday Times No. 1 bestselling author. His successful books - which have sold over 5 million copies - include his Eagles of the Empire novels featuring Roman soldiers Macro and Cato, most recently THE EMPEROR'S EXILE, TRAITORS OF ROME and THE BLOOD OF ROME, as well as BLACKOUT, a bestselling World War 11 thriller, and many more. He lives in Norfolk with his wife.

www.simonscarrow.co.uk and on Facebook /officialsimonscarrow and Twitter @SimonScarrow

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