The Leipzig Affair
“A gripping, complex debut” Zoë Strachan
“Will resonate loud and clear with anyone conscious of the dangers of CCTV culture in modern Britain” Rodge Glass
“Kept me hooked right to the end” Linda Leatherbarrow
“A story of betrayal only partly redeemed by love, by an author who hauntingly evokes the milieu” Jonathan Falla
The year is 1985. East Germany is in the grip of communism. Magda, a brilliant but disillusioned young linguist, is desperate to flee to the West. When a black market deal brings her into contact with Robert, a young Scot studying at Leipzig University, she sees a way to realise her escape plans. But as Robert falls in love with her, he stumbles into a complex world of shifting half-truths – one that will undo them both.