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Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Staying In -

Gareth Ru­bin Michael Joseph. Out now Lon­don 1952, but not as we know it… This richly imag­ined thriller is set in an al­ter­nate past, when Bri­tain was oc­cu­pied by Nazi Ger­many – and lib­er­a­tion by the US and the Rus­sians led to a city con­trolled by both, di­vided by a wall. In the Soviet territory, young school teacher Jane fights back when her hus­band is ar­rested for the mur­der of his first wife Lorelei, a glam­orous star of Marx­ist pro­pa­ganda films. Setting out to clear him brings her into con­flict with the shad­owy fig­ures who keep a rigid con­trol on so­ci­ety. Tightly plot­ted, tense and set in a chill­ingly plau­si­ble world. DEIRDRE O’BRIEN

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