Alice’s Notions by Tamera Lynn Kraft is a historical thriller which I loved. Cleverly constructed, small town America merges with the world of espionage and interspersed with references to actors, actresses and films of the time, all of which captures and holds the reader’s attention.
Set against the backdrop of World War II, America in 1946 is still in a state of high alert. Fear is a driving force – fear of Nazi sympathisers, fear of anyone German, fear of Communists. Fear motivates others to be both suspicious and prejudiced. “Prejudices from the war run deep.”
Linked to the theme of fear is that of trust. Who does one trust? Who can one trust? Are friends and neighbours all they appear to be? What about strangers? Immerse yourself in Alice’s Notions to reveal the answers.