Place of Refuge

Original Title: Ort der Zuflucht

Hardcover with jacket, approx. 528 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-453-26943-9
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 27.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Heyne

Date of publication: September 24, 2018
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Stefanie  Gercke - Place of Refuge


Crimes that have been forgotten – the new major novel by Stefanie Gercke

Nina is a young woman of German descent growing up in South Africa. At the age of twenty she is attacked by a man. She leaves Africa and goes to Germany. The traumatic event banished from her consciousness by a form of amnesia.

Ten years later a tragedy forces her to return. Her beloved father urgently needs a kidney and she is ruled out as a donor. But he lets her into a secret: he once had an affair in South Africa which resulted in another child. Nina overcomes her fear and sets out on her search. Bit by bit her memory of the terror of the past returns. Only when it is far too late does she realise the danger she is in.

"Stefanie Gercke's books are imbued with a profound knowledge of the culture and people she writes about." Die Welt


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