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** My thanks to Sam at Penguin Random House for my copy of this book and for inviting me to be part of the blog tour **



In 1986, news that East-West nuclear-arms negotiations are taking place lead many to believe the Cold War may finally be thawing.

For British intelligence officer Major Tom Fox, however, it is business as usual.

Ordered to arrange the smooth repatriation of a defector, Fox is smuggled into East Berlin. But it soon becomes clear that there is more to this than an old man wishing to return home to die – a fact cruelly confirmed when Fox’s mission is fatally compromised.

Trapped in East Berlin, hunted by an army of Stasi agents and wanted for murder by those on both sides of the Wall, Fox must somehow elude capture and get out alive.

But to do so he must discover who sabotaged his mission and why…

Nightfall Berlin is a tense, atmospheric and breathtaking thriller that drops you deep into the icy heard of the Cold War.


My Thoughts & Review:

I love a cold war thriller and when I read the description of this book it ticked all the right boxes for me.  Nightfall Berlin is billed as an atmospheric and tense thriller and I completely agree, there were moments when reading this that I was on the edge of my seat, moments when I held my breath in anticipation of what lay ahead and a worrying niggle of dread worming its way round my gut.

With a wonderfully clever plot, this book takes readers on an exceptional journey through a very tense time setting.  The notion of secrets and mistrust creates a dangerous shadow that lurks throughout this book, which characters can be trusted, are their motives purely self serving or have they got sinister ideals to unleash on the unsuspecting audience……

In Major Tom Fox we have a character who is proven to be resourceful and a time served spook.  His previous missions are alluded to throughout the plot, giving readers a wonderful insight into the depths of undercover work that he has undertaken and the extreme dangers that he has faced.  But more importantly, we are given a glimpse into the man behind the intelligence role.  His love of his family drives him, his connection with his son is wonderful to read about, his determination to be a better father for his son makes him endearing.  The complexity of this character and the mission he has undertaken are superbly matched, nothing is as it seems and certainly keeps readers wondering how the tangles will unravel.

The intensity of the plot makes this such a powerful and thrilling read, the writing is intelligent and exudes a such a chill that really gets under your skin.

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