The Quiet Twin

The Quiet Twin

A Novel

Book - 2012
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"In Nazi-occupied Vienna, a string of unsolved murders has thrown the residents of one apartment building into a state of uneasy watchfulness. Anton Beer, a young doctor who has made a study of forensic psychology, is asked by the retired Professor Speckstein to investigate. It is an unwelcome request: Speckstein's job is to spy on the building's residents for the Nazis, and Doctor Beer has his own reasons for keeping his private life hidden from public scrutiny. When Beer discovers a paralyzed young woman in a neighbor's apartment, his life is further complicated. The woman is unable to talk and deathly ill, and Beer, whose own wife has recently left him, smuggles her into his home to nurse her in secret."--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781608198085
1608198081
Characteristics: 374 p. ; 21 cm

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geordie18
Jun 02, 2016

Dan Vyleta is a genius of a story teller. The Quiet Twin is full of menacing, paranoid atmosphere and both tender and violent relationships. A sophisticated literary thriller, taking place in Vienna in 1939, at a time when the threat of Nazism hangs over every person and in every conversation and action.

A tale of compassion and violence in which nearly every well drawn character is hiding secrets.

A fabulous read

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