|No Exit Press|
E-Book edition 10 April
The eBook is available through noexit.co.uk/whenwefall and online bookshops.
England, 1943 Lost in fog, pilot Vee Katchatourian is forced to make an emergency landing where she meets enigmatic RAF airman Stefan Bergel, and then can’t get him out of her mind.
In occupied Poland, Ewa Hartman hosts German officers in her father’s guest house, while secretly gathering intelligence for the Polish resistance. Mourning her lover, Stefan, who was captured by the Soviets at the start of the war, Ewa is shocked to see him on the street one day.
Haunted by a terrible choice he made in captivity, Stefan asks Vee and Ewa to help him expose one of the darkest secrets of the war. But it is not clear where everyone’s loyalties lie until they are tested.
At the heart of the novel is the tragedy of the Katyn Massacre of 1940, in which over 22,000 Polish military officers were murdered under orders of the Soviet Union.
April 2020 marks the 80th anniversary of this horrific WWII crime and Friday 10th April is also the 10th anniversary of the Smolensk Air Disaster, where Polish dignitaries were on their way to commemorate the massacre.
Carolyn has recorded a video about the true story behind the novel and the only female victim of the massacre – Polish pilot Janina Lewandowska – whom one of the characters in When We Fall is based.
Twitter @novelcarolyn #WhenWeFall
and other online book stores