Wednesday, March 2, 2022

The War Widow

At the end of World War II, the men who survived combat returned home to find that their jobs had been taken by women. As a result, there was a lot of pressure on women to relinquish their positions so that the men could have them back.

At the same time, while the war was now over, many of the particularly depraved Nazis who had inflicted especially egregious tortures on their victims had escaped and were hiding around the world.

It's with this backdrop that Tara Moss' historical fiction novel The War Widow takes place.

The protagonist is a female private investigator tasked with finding a missing child. The story was entertaining and educational, as our PI navigates the post-WWII Australian power structures to try and deliver results. I recommend the book to anyone who might find this genre interesting.

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