Fatherland

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Random House, 1992 - Fiction - 372 pages
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Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb.
As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the Gestapo just one step behind, March, together with an American journalist, is caught up in a race to discover and reveal the truth -- a truth that has already killed, a truth that could topple governments, a truth that will change history.

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Good writing and a good plot. - Goodreads
Interesting Nazi WWII premise. - Goodreads
Brilliant, with an ending I didn't see coming at all. - Goodreads
Over-rated, with a damp squib of an ending. - Goodreads
Good plot, well-written and believable. - Goodreads
That's how you make an unsatisfying ending. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Monte Lamb - Goodreads

An entertaining book with several very good twists in the plot. It's 1963 in Berlin and Germany won the war. A series of mysterious deaths set our investigator onto a story that has its roots in the 1940's with serious consequences. Read full review

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User Review  - Annie Burrows - Goodreads

I enjoyed this more than others I've read by this author. However, it kind of fell between two stools. Too much historical detail to make it a really gripping thriller, but too much story to be a historical novel -which made me give it 3 rather than 4 stars. pity we can't give half stars! Read full review

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Author Robert Harris was born in Nottingham, England in 1957. He attended King Edward VII College and Selwyn College. He has worked as a BBC journalist, the Political Editor of the Observer, and a columnist for The Sunday Times and Daily Telegraph. He was named Columnist of the Year by the British Press in 2003. He has written both fiction and nonfiction books and currently lives in Berkshire, England.

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