The Puzzle Women

The Puzzle Women

Berlin, 1989. Siblings Rune and Lotte are shaken awake by Mama and told to follow her quietly into the night. Last time they snuck away from Papa, with Mama bruised and broken, they were back within a week. But this time they are starting a new life, Mama says—where nobody can ever hurt them again.

Ten years later, the memories of their escape are blurry; Mama is long gone and the siblings are back at Papa’s house. But when they receive a mysterious notebook that seems to have come from Mama, Papa tears it apart. Could there be more to their past than they’ve been led to believe?

With Rune paralysed by fear, Lotte takes their fate into her own hands. When she learns about the ‘Puzzle Women’ working tirelessly to reconstruct files shredded by the former secret police, she begs them to help her piece Mama’s story back together. But as Papa’s threats against both siblings escalate, can they unite to learn the full, brutal truth in Mama’s own words at last?

Title:The Puzzle Women
Edition Language:English
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    The Puzzle Women Reviews

  • Debra

    "Love isn't just something you feel - it's something you do." This is a remarkably interesting and intriguing book. It is about domestic violence, abuse and pain but it is also about love, family, ...

  • Sarah-Hope

    Have you had that experience where you begin reading a book, and it's not bad, but you're still withholding judgement—and then, about 10% of the way in, you realize you're reading something exceptio...

  • Alina

    ***Note: I received a copy curtesy of Netgalley and Amazon Publishing UK / Lake Union Publishing in exchange for an honest review. * Plot: 3.5★* Characters: 3★* Language/Humor/Witticism: 3★*...

  • Rose

    The Puzzle Women - for me was an incredible book. Very beautifully written and a book that tells an important story.Both full of sadness, and love, with characters that stay with you long after the st...

  • thebookconfessions

    I was not sure if I should give this book 3.5 or 4⭐ but it's been a few days since I finished it and it's still fresh in my mind so I definitely enjoyed it a lot.This is my first book from the autho...

  • Sandra

    This is book that is hard to put down as it grabs the reader from the start. The story is mainly about a family, Papa, Mama, Roo and Lotte but is so much more than a family story. The story epitomises...

  • Sabrina

    * 4.5 Stars! I truly can not begin to explain how amazingly fantastic this book was... This book is told in three different time periods, with three separate narratives that intertwine into a beautifu...

  • Donna Hines

    The Puzzle Women is a remarkable story full of rugged, tenacious, amazing women who refuse to let history repeat.It's a story of triumph over evil, hope over despair, love over hate, and it's a story ...

  • Kathy Trastevere

    I really enjoyed this book which depicts a family struggle in Berlin from 1989 through 1999, just before and following the fall of the wall. I am now motivated to learn more about this very recent his...

  • Lisa

    The Puzzle Women is a dual-time story, set in 1989 at the time of the fall of the Berlin Wall and ten years later, in 1999. As the story opens, Mama takes her children, Rune and Lotte, and flees her a...