My gratitude goes to all the book-lovers, reviewers and authors who so generously took the time to read and review my work.

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“Anika Scott pens a fascinating tale of secrets, surveillance, and sisterhood set against the burgeoning Cold War. Two very different sisters come to shattered postwar Berlin—KGB doyenne Vera, fanatically committed to Stalin’s vision, and interpreter Marya, embroiled in an affair with a British officer—and are pitted against each other in an espionage plot that will see one sister elevated and the other exiled in disgrace. But who is the real traitor, and who is hiding the biggest secret of all? The Soviet Sisters will suck you in to the very last page!”

Kate QuinnNew York Times bestselling author of The Diamond Eye


The Soviet Sisters takes you on a journey of twisting espionage, unexpected betrayal, and the internal war between sisterhood and patriotism. Anika Scott has a gift for weaving incredibly researched historical detail into an emotionally powerful story that left me with tears in my eyes. Historical fiction fans will love this book!”

Madeline MartinNew York Times bestselling author of The Librarian Spy


“Electrifying, meticulously researched, and expertly plotted, The Soviet Sisters is at once a Cold War thriller, a gripping spy story, a page-turning mystery, and a familial drama.”

Lara Prescott, New York Times bestselling author of The Secrets We Kept


“What a page-turner! The era and setting were very fresh, I learnt so much, and I loved being taken around post-war Berlin. East and West, love and hate—this story gives beautiful insight into the opposites that can make or break a sisters’ bond. Compelling.”

Mandy RobothamUSA Today bestselling author of The Berlin Girl


“Crackling with tension and rife with traitors, one thing is clear in post-WWII Berlin: trust no one. With expertise, Anika Scott delves into the complex labyrinth of women and men attempting to break free from the shackles of ideology and rise from the embers of war to build a better future for themselves and the world. THE SOVIET SISTERS is espionage fiction at its finest.”

Erika Robuck, bestselling Author of Sisters of Night and Fog


“This is a masterful, brilliantly plotted novel. I was gripped from the first pages, never knowing which of the sisters’ first-person narratives to trust or what would happen next. Cleverly playing on concepts of truth, ideology, and loyalty, the characters in The Soviet Sisters are put to ultimate tests of morality. Immaculately researched and eloquently written, Scott’s novel provides the reader a very clear sense of the tension and political complexity of a tumultuous time. I thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Louise Fein, internationally bestselling author of The Hidden Child


“Tantalising and moving. The Soviet Sisters twists, contorts and interweaves the lives, loves and betrayals of two sisters forced to pit family and love against duty and truth.  Epic in scope, forensic in detail this is a beguiling and riveting story.”

Georgia Kaufmann, author of The Dressmaker of Paris


“One sister faces West, with an open mind and an open heart.  The other faces East, armed with ambition, ideology, and an agenda.  One sister ruthlessly trapped and manipulated by the other.  It’s a compelling read, and Anika Scott does a terrific job portraying the war, and the edginess that was post-war Berlin as the Iron Curtain lowered.”

Mara Timon, author of City of Spies


“Set in a fascinating era of change in post-war Europe, The Soviet Sisters is a thrilling spy novel with many twists and surprises. It is also a beautifully nuanced portrait of sibling love and rivalry.”

Zoe Somerville, author of The Marsh House


“Beautifully atmospheric – at once an intricate portrayal of the ties that bind, and a tense and timely portrayal of truth.”

Freya Berry, author of The Dictator’s Wife

The German Heiress is the kind of novel we need now more than ever. Set in Germany, eighteen months after the war, reckonings of every sort are playing out and Anika Scott deftly builds a world in which all the shades of gray–Nazi collaboration and complicity among civilians–are brought to life.  The German Heiress achieves what the best historical fiction can, asking us to see the past, and then pushing us to see ourselves in that past, demanding: Who would you have been then? What would you have done? Unflinching and absorbing, The German Heiress does not let you look away.”

Sarah Blake, New York Times bestselling author of The Postmistress and The Guest Book


“Anika Scott’s riveting novel, The German Heiress, compellingly explores the nature of innocence and guilt, and the human desire for redemption. A terrific book with historical detail skillfully woven into the fabric of the story. An absolute must-read for all fans of World War II fiction!”

David Gillham, New York Times bestselling author of Shadows of Berlin


“Anika Scott’s epic novel offers a captivating tour through the reckoning years that followed WWII when clarifying identities, unearthing truths, and facing judgments was the only way to rebuild a life. The novel’s heroine, Clara, marches along the razor’s edge between the leviathan of the past and a future full of mine shafts. I will never forget her unending struggle to rise above the dark lineage thrust upon her, and her battle to stay connected to the deep binds of love, responsibility, and compassion.

Devin Murphy, bestselling author of Tiny Americans


“While reading The German Heiress, I felt as though I was walking through the rubble of Essen and shivering in the bitter cold right alongside Clara Falkenberg. In this haunting and atmospheric novel, Anika Scott delivers a nuanced and emotional look at the often un-talked about side of WWII––the devastation of German towns and cities and the weight of conscience on those who remain. The German Heiress is a powerful reminder that no one gets out unscathed.”

Sara Ackerman, USA Today bestselling author of The Codebreaker’s Secret


“Anika Scott’s finely drawn characters in The German Heiress bring to life not only the struggle to rise from the ashes of war, but also the depth of resolve often required to gain redemption. Illuminating and beautifully rendered.”

Susan Meissner, bestselling author of The Nature of Fragile Things


“Right and wrong often melded into a murky moral gray during and after World War II. In The German Heiress, Anika Scott transports readers back to Germany in the aftermath of this war, showing both the heartbreak and heroism of a once powerful businesswoman known as the Iron Fraulein. Clara Falkenberg’s confusion and compassion, the courage and corruption of those she loved—all of it resonated deeply and lead me to ask, what would I have done if I were forced into her tragic position? It’s impossible to know, of course, but this remarkable novel made me dig even deeper, longing to be resilient like Clara in the face of evil. The German Heiress is a story that will stick with you for a lifetime!

Melanie Dobson, award-winning author of Hidden Among the Stars


“What a great debut! I loved this book, especially since it looks at the aftermath of war from a rare perspective: the appalling suffering that Germans faced in their devastated cities after 1945, and the guilt of those who’d followed the Nazi rules. It still haunts me, days after finishing it.”

Liz Trenow, New York Times bestselling author of The Poppy Factory and The Silk Weaver


“Meticulously researched and plotted like a noir thriller, The German Heiress tells a different story of WWII — of characters grappling with their own guilt and driven by the question of what they could have done to change the past.”

Jessica Shattuck, New York Times bestselling author of The Women in the Castle


‘I loved Finding Clara. It’s a special novel that opens one’s mind to aspects of history we on the “winning” side have given little thought to, and a moving story of courage and everyday heroism rising to meet unbearable challenges.’

Alex Marwood, international bestseller and Edgar and Macavity Award winning author of The Wicked Girls


“Scott’s magnetic debut follows one woman’s quest for survival amid the devastation of post-WWII Germany. . .Fans of WWII fiction will be intrigued by Scott’s exploration of how war changes the moral compass of its victims.”

Publishers Weekly

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