My name is Lynne Stringer and I love writing! Of course, that’s not all I love. I also love reading books, especially ones that take me out of the every day and into a new world. It doesn’t have to be a completely imaginary world, either. Anything with fascinating characters and interesting storylines will do. My first young adult novel, The Heir, was accepted for publication by Wombat Books and released on 1 June 2013. It is the first book in the Verindon trilogy. It’s so exciting to have a real copy of my book in my hands.
Last Train from Kummersdorf seems to be a realistic account of what life was like for a German at the end of World War II. I had no trouble believing in the brutality and trouble faced by Hanno and Effie as they try and find somewhere that is safe. The book certainly held my interest, although I must confess I found the writing a trifle mechanical. It gave the book a robotic feel that made it difficult for me to truly feel for the characters and the circumstances they were in. Of course, this may have been a good thing, as the situations they were in were frequently horrifying, but I would have liked to have been able to feel closer to them during their journey.