I was in the far corner of the woods, setting snares, when the siren started.
Crouched low with my arms out, my fingers laying the wire in the right position, I stopped dead.
I was quite far from the village – over the fields and deep in the trees – but that terrible noise reached right across to me. As if it was looking for me. Just me. It started as a single tone, a sound so frightening it almost made my heart freeze. Then it grew louder as it warmed up, the tone falling and rising. Falling and rising. A second siren joined it a few moments later, then a third, so all the village sirens were screaming at the sky.
About the book
Summer, 1941. For Peter, the war is a long way away, being fought by a faceless enemy.
Until the night a German plane is shot down over woods that his missing dad once looked after before he went off to fight.
Peter rushes to the crash site, where he finds a young and injured German airman.
And helping him seems like the only right thing to do ...
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