Today I’m on the book tour for 3 Days In Vienna by John Steinberg, thank you to Zoé at Zooloos Book Tours for organising it and inviting me to take part and thank you to the author for my copy
Firstly, please be gentle with me, this is the first review I’ve posted since my unplanned break in November and I feel a little rusty 😂
Synopsis: 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.
My Rating: 🐧🐧🐧🐧
My Thoughts: when I picked this book up, although it wasn’t the first book I read that I knew would have to be reviewed it was the one that I knew would be the first review I would post in 2 and a half months & I instantly felt the pressure, like I would forget which aspects were important and which ones would be perfect to mention.. but once I turned my brain off and allowed myself to get lost in the story I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Elizabeth was such a likeable character I was in her corner and wanted her to find out her family history whilst also having a bit of a holiday away from a husband who doesn’t seem to do anything and children who can be a little demanding.
We soon learn that the story goes deeper than anyone ever thought possible & uncovering the secrets could put not only her life but the lives of many others in danger!
There are secrets being kept at home too so none of our characters had an easy ride.
The character development in this book was incredible, there were characters that I started off the book really disliking that I soon grew to love.
Parts of this book made me smile, other parts made me cry and I felt all of the emotions in between.
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.