Simon & Schuster
July 1940. The Suffolk Coast. England under the threat of invasion. In the dead of night, a German Nazi officer swims up on the shore and breaks into a boarded up house only to find a twelve year old evacuee hiding there. He tells her he won’t hurt her but she can’t leave. The story follows the next four days as he keeps her hostage, and it is written from both characters’ point of view. Thequestion is: how does he already know her name?