Review: Block 24 by Evan Tyler

“Natalie Clarke might be spiteful at best and vicious at worst, but was that reason enough for Phillip Gise to leave her lonely and diseased? Fortunately, she has a set of devious plans that just might keep her busy enough to forget her present situation.

Julia Clarke, Natalie’s younger sister, has arrived in Brooklyn to uncover their grandmother’s secret life in Block 24, the site of Auschwitz’s little-known brothel. What Julia discovers proves more relevant in the present age than ever before.
Both heady and sobering, Block 24 is a look at the ways evil from the past can so insidiously visit the present.”

The Good: If you have read Evan Tyler’s previous work, you will definitely be able to recognize her style. Block 24 is brilliantly written, combining historical fiction within a contemporary story. A work of art if you will. Tyler weaves three story lines into one, giving the reader a omniscient view of all the characters with a third-person narrative. This author’s style is truly defined in this novel and I only have praise for Evan Tyler.

The Bad: Expect some graphic mental images. Like I mentioned before, we get a glimpse of history in this novel and Evan Tyler’s writing will transport you to a very grim Nazi era, specifically to the concentration camps in Auschwitz, where Polish Jews were at the mercy (or lack of) the Nazi guard unit Schutz-Staffel (SS).

The Ugly: Absolutely nothing. Evan’s writing is nearly flawless. While I find her writing very descriptive, it never slows the flow. This is a true contemporary fiction, and while there is an element of romance, it doesn’t have a romance-driven plot, so just a word of caution for my GoodReads friends and followers.

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