Summer of the Long Knives is a speculative story about the assassination of Adolf Hitler, one of the most hated men in history. Summer of the Long Knives is the name of a purge that took place in Nazi Germany from June 30 to July 2, 1934, when the Nazi regime carried out a series of political murders. Just that sentence is enough to give me chills. Lisel Ganz is brutally attacked by Nazi Brownshirts, She befriends Konrad who brings her into his home after the attack, where Lisel soon becomes involved in the plot to assassinate Hitler. Why does she get involved? This is a what if type of story that makes a person wonder, if this had happened, look at all the lives it would have saved in the next decade. Maybe there would have been no WWII.
I don't usually read speculative fiction but I did enjoy this short little book. The story was richly imagined and the characters very believable. Give this one a try if you are interested in this era of history.