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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.’


‘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