A Review of the Frequency of Us
Elsa Klein has been driven out of Austria because of the Nazi anti-jewish philosophy.
Will is a naive wireless engineer in a reserved occupation and very much a wallflower while Elsa is sophisticated, witty, and worldly.
Will and Elsa marry and their life is happy until their home in Bath is bombed during the Second War. Will awakes from the wreckage to find himself alone. No one has heard of Elsa Klein. He is told there was no one else living with him, and no records of Elsa seem to exist.
Everyone thinks Will is suffering from the aftereffects of the bomb blast.
Fast forward seventy years to when Laura, a social worker is battling her way out of depression is given a new case. Her new case is a strange, isolated old man whose house hasn’t changed since the war.
Will insists his wife vanished many, many years before but once again, everyone thinks he’s suffering from dementia. But Laura begins to suspect otherwise and begins delving into his past and discovers that Will and herself may be living in a parallel universe, one they are not supposed to belong to.
Four Stars from me
Reviewed by Andrew R Williams
Author of the Arcadia’s Children Series, the Marroned Serics Jim’s Revenge, Superior and Playing Dirty
I have two new novels out