Sisters Vera and Marya were brought up to be good Soviets, willing to risk their lives fighting the Germans on the Eastern front. Posted to Berlin in 1947, they’re ready to live in the glow of victory and the pleasures of peace. But the sisters soon find themselves mired in conflicts that are shaping a new world order. And where one sister thinks she can be free, the other has a wholly different take on what freedom is…
Nine years later, Marya is a prisoner in a Siberian work camp when Vera, a doyenne of the KGB, has cause to reopen her case file and investigate the facts behind her sister’s conviction all those years ago in Berlin. As Vera retraces the steps that brought them both to that pivotal moment in 1947, she unravels unexpected truths and discoveries that call into question the very history the Soviets are working hard to cover up.
Epic and intimate, layered and complex, The Soviet Sisters is a gripping story of spies, blackmail, and double, triple bluff. With her dexterous plotting and talent for teasing out moral ambiguity, Anika Scott expertly portrays a story about love, conflicting world views, and loyalty and betrayal between sisters.
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