Thursday, May 12, 2016

The End of Law by Therese Down (Book Review!)

The End Law

(A Novel of Hitler’s Germany)

By Therese Down

(received in exchange for an honest review)


Genre- Fiction

Published by- Lion Hudson

Copyrighted- 2016

Number of pages- 320

Age Group- Adult

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $14.99, ISBN 978-1-78264-190-2

The End of Law

This book is a novel about the beginning of World War II and Hitler’s rise to power.  SS Officer Walter Gunther and SS Officer Karl Muller are involved in the T4 euthanasia programme.  This program has been developed to kill those who are considered “unworthy.”  Those people are Jews, crippled children, the mentally ill, and homosexuals.

Their families don’t know what they are doing.  Officer Muller decides to be brave and share what he knows about the program.  Who will he share his burden with?  Will it be Officer Gunther’s wife?  

About the Author-

Therese Down is a teacher of the English language and literature.  She lives in Worcestershire.  Her other novel is Only With Blood: A Novel of Ireland.

My thoughts-

I thought this book was interesting.  I had never read much about this aspect of World War II.  I’m not even sure if I knoew about the T4 euthenasia program.  I knew that the Jews were killed, but I’m not sure I knew about the other groups.

Sometimes it was a hard book to read, because of all the detail about what the Third Reich was doing to the crippled children and mentally ill.  Therese Down painted such a strong vision for me.

One of the best parts of the book was the historical section at the end, because I was able to learn true story.  I do wish that this section had been at the beginning of the book, so I would have known more about what the novel was about.

If you like reading about World War II, this book is for you.  I do recommend it to everyone.  I think you will like it.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received The End of Law, by Therese Down+, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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