Impressively, Rademacher describes life in 1947 with all the hardships and hopes. A piece of history comes alive and touches the reader immensely.--HAMBURGER MORGENPOST
The book sheds a light on a world out of joint. [...] A crime thriller with level and depth. Highly Recommended.--BUCH-MAGAZIN
Rademacher understands how to draw a living picture of the post-war period. The Wolf Children allows its readers to embrace history without an instructive tone, and thrillingly packaged in a thriller.--HESSISCHE ALLGEMEINE
Rademacher succeeds in linking history with tension.--NEUE PRESSE
Once again, Rademacher combines an exciting crime story with a detailed description of Hamburg in the post-war period.--AACHENER NACHRICHTEN
This is not just a vivid historical lesson, The Wolf Children is a nerve-racking hunt for a murderer and a great crime novel.--NDR HÖRFUNK
The name Cay Rademacher stands for historical competence. [...] In addition to the thrilling crime plot, The Wolf Children also provides a lively presentation of the oppressive black market conditions in the post-war years.--GEISLINGER ZEITUNG / SÜDWEST PRESSE
After a bitterly cold winter of starvation, the bombed city groans under excruciating heat. And Chief Inspector Frank Stave is confronted with a new case.
In the ruins of a shipyard, the corpse of a boy is found and Stave's hunt for the killer leads him into the world of wolf children- orphaned children who have fled from the Occupied Eastern Territories and now united in gangs.
When two more bodies are discovered Stave is under even increasing pressure as he struggles to keep his personal life together too...