A Game Of Lies (Hannah Vogel #3)
Journalist Hannah Vogel returns in A Game of Lies by award-winning author Rebecca Cantrell
In preparation for the 1936 Berlin Olympics, the Nazis have rid the streets of anti-Semitic material and other propaganda, and present a peace-seeking face to the world. Journalist and part-time spy for the British, Hannah Vogel, shudders to think of what lies under the temporary coa...more
Three years later, in A Night of Long Knives, Hannah returns to witness the humbling of the SA and the murder of their leader, Ernst Röhm.
And now she’s back, in the third installment of Ms. Cantrell’s outstanding series.
The book: A Game of Lies. The time: 1936. The backdrop: The most famous Olympic ...more
In this book, Hannah returns to Germany after leaving to live with her significant other and adopted son out of the country. She gets herself caught up in investigating a murder of a friend and of course, gets herself into trouble and danger.
I won't say much more, as I don't want to spoil anything in the book.
I really enjoy how Rebecca Cantrell writes and can't wait for another book to be written in th ...more
Dialogue between these fascinating characters propel the reader on a fast-paced journey of discovery and clues that seem impossible to be resolved, but this fine writer achieves the t ...more
But the first half was kind of slow for me, to be honest. After realizing it was the third installment in the Vogel series, I wondered if my lack of knowledge about the first two would hinder my understanding of the third, but A Game of Lies references both of them nu ...more
Leaving Anton in Switzerland with her former lover Boris, Hannah is posing as the fiance of SS Lars Lang, who Hannah has been working with to smuggle information to the British. At the opening of ...more
Hannah Vogel has been living in Switzerland with her adopted son Anton and her lover Boris, occasionally working as a reporter for a Swiss newspaper under the name of Adelheid Zinsli. She has also been acting as a courier, transporting documents out of Germany for quisling SS Officer Lars Lang.
This time, though, Adelheid has been asked to remain in Berlin for the entire two weeks of the Olympics, which could prove to be difficult as many of the local press would certainly recognize Hannah.
At the ...more
Even though I like what she is doing, so many times she is TSTL. Anton depends on her, but she feels the need to do the right thing and is tormented in which is the right thing. I missed seeing Anton and ...more
Secondly, the characters,Hannah in particular, were pretty flat. I found her more annoying than appealing. Final ...more
I thought there would be more insight into what the Nazis did to hide their true ambitions from the world. Unfortunately that didn't happen. Oh well...
Otherwise quite an interesting story. It's amazing how Hannah was able to maintain her cover while searching for the killer of her mentor and the information he wanted ...more
Hannah is such a strong character. She stands up for injustice and out smarts those around her. I also love her developing relationship with Lars, the Nazi with a conscience.
I really recommend this series. It really brings ...more
The author is able to convey the atmosphere very well. It reminds me a bit of the people who were dancing while the T ...more
I have the next book sitting here, waiting to be read, and I'll probably get to i ...more
I devoured it completely and loved it. I love the way history is melded with fiction and I drank it down like it was the richest of drinks.
The drama is heart wrenching and the stakes are definitely higher. Hannah is one of my favourite female characters in fiction, because she makes mistakes and is not infallible but she is soon ready to admit it.