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I cannot say enough good things about this book. It is actually coming out in February of next year, but I am lucky enough to get advanced copies from Netgalley, so I was able to read it in advance. It is historical fiction around a WWII event I had no idea even occurred. I am a little bit of a WWII buff, so it is impressive that there are events I have not read about at this point! The multiple narrator tale begins with the journey of separate people who have their own secrets and who are mourning their own losses and hardships. These people come together to board a German evacuation ship that experiences a tragedy that is so significant I cannot believe I have not read about it before now. The story is captivating, and the writing is gripping. You feel like these characters are real (she did base them off of people she researched and interviewed), and it is touching and tragic at the same time. Once I was 3/4 of the way through the book, I had to rush to finish it; it sucked me in, and the action was so intense. Pre-order it. Put it on your to-read list. It is fabulous!