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NOT QUITE HOME

Catrin Collier

It had long been her dream to discover what had happened to the rest of her family. Her mother and uncle had managed to get out alive – but what of the others who’d disappeared?

But how do you find out what happened nearly seventy years ago, in a city with a different name, in a country that no longer exists?

Could there really be anything left?

And if there was, could – would – a Russian really help her to find it?

‘Are you a terrorist? The only British who come to Kaliningrad are terrorists.’

I’d been unsure of my welcome, but I hadn’t expected that question, especially from an attractive young Russian. I may have been able to give him a decade or two, but I’m not so old as to be oblivious to the charms of a good-looking boy.

‘I’m not a terrorist.’

‘Then why are you here?’

‘My mother was born here.’

‘You’re German.’

‘English.’

‘You speak German?’

‘A little. My grammar’s atrocious.’ I’ve learned it’s not good to be mistaken for a German east of the Oder Neisse.

He held out his hand. ‘I’m Boris, your driver, a