This author was recommended to me by a lady on FB. When I read a new to me author, I always start with the earliest book I can get.
Since this book has "A Novel of Suspense" on the cover I am going to use it in my 2013 Genre Variety Reading Challenge.
The Story: A young woman is thrown off a bridge in 1920's Berlin. Because she does not speak she is sent to an asylum. Prince Nick, a White Russian, and his secretary Esther, a Jewess, thinks she may be Anastasia, the Czar's daughter. Every six weeks a large man has come to the asylum. Anna says he is there to kill her. But why? Is she really Anastasia? Nick moves Esther, Anna and another woman, Natalya, into an apartment. He wants them to "train" Anna so she can announce who she is to the world.
Esther gets attacked at Nick's nightclub by the large man. Six weeks later another employee of Nick's gets killed. Is it the large man. Esther meets Inspector Schmidt. More murders happen. Schmidt gets sent to Munich. Six years or so later he comes back to Berlin. Another murder happens. Esther and Schmidt team up to find out who the large man is. Along the way they fall in love and discover what is really going on!
I really enjoyed this book. You get a glimpse of what post WW1 Berlin is like. If you are intrigued by the whole Anastasia story you will enjoy this book.