In Roaring Twenties Germany, Paul, Charlotte and Walter meet at the Bauhaus art school.
The trio form a close-knit group, in which passions and rivalries collide. But when Walter is betrayed, he makes a terrible mistake – a secret he will keep from Paul and Charlotte for as long as he can. As political tensions escalate and the Nazis gain power, Walter’s secret – hidden in notebooks, paintings and blueprints – ultimately threatens the very lives of his friends, with devastating consequences.
Shortlisted for The Historical Writers’ Association Gold Crown Award. Longlisted for The Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction.