For Christmas I received two fiction books set in Berlin. This one was the more recently published of the two but is set during WWII and the rise of the Nazis in Berlin. Some of the sex scenes made me cringe - so weird and awkward. Once the story got going, though, I enjoyed the book. The narrator is not totally likable. She is a bit standoffish but maybe that is because of her situation and current surroundings. A good book for anyone who likes historical fiction.