Touching the Wire - a thriller by Rebecca Bryn

I was blown away when I received my first two Amazon reviews for my thriller, Touching the Wire. It was a story I felt compelled to write because, if the horror and pain of the holocaust can be seen in the eyes of one man, then I have the privilege of having known that man, and this story is dedicated to his memory.

Touching the Wire is the story of all the men, women and children incarcerated in Nazi death camps: a story of courage and cowardice, love, loss and betrayal - tale of love against impossible odds. The review, 'outstanding story-telling', suggests I may have gone some way in doing their courage justice.
Part One: A young doctor and nurse battle to save lives in a Nazi death camp: as their relationship blossoms they join the camp resistance, risking torture and execution daily. Liberation plunges them from one hell into another as they are separated. They make a desperate promise: the doctor steals damning documents, and struggles to fight his way back to the woman he loves.
Seventy years later, the doctor's granddaughter, intrigued by an enigmatic carving and determined to discover the reasons for her grandfather's nightmares, uncovers the horrors of his past and vows to keep his unkept promise.


Outstanding storyteller.
This is without doubt one of the best fictional tales of this type I've read. One of the main characters is brought to the reader in the modern day, complete with the nightmares of his past experiences in war-torn Germany. His demons are not confined to the night, so the narrative opens his mental
sores to expose a myriad of deep secrets... The first half of the story takes us back and forward from present day to the horror... The second part of the story is played out as a mystery/suspense which unfolds like the petals of a rose, one layer after another to a blossoming end...
Many scenes are of a graphic nature, so be prepared to be shocked. The imagery, like the dialogue is done extremely well. I congratulate Rebecca on not only her writing and storytelling prowess, but also her outstanding research.