The Other Hoffmann Sister (2017)
In 1902, Ingrid Hoffmann's family move her and her sister Margarete to a farm in German Southwest Africa that their father has bought from the aristocrat Baron von Ketz. In the face of casual racism, tensions with local tribes and the family's strange relationship with the von Ketzes, Ingrid worries increasingly for her sister's declining mental health, until a shocking murder forces the family back to Germany.
In Germany, Margarete's health improves and she becomes engaged to Emil von Ketz, the older Baron's son. But on her wedding day on the eve of the First World War, Margarete disappears. After the war, in the midst of the revolution that brings down the Kaiser and wipes out the aristocracy that her family has married into, Ingrid returns to the von Ketzes' crumbling estate determined to find out what really happened to her sister.
The Other Hoffmann Sister will be published by Little, Brown in the UK in May 2017.
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Advanced praise for The Other Hoffmann Sister:
"Elegantly crafted and engrossing – Fergusson's The Other Hoffmann Sister is excellent." (William Ryan)
"Taut, subtle, ambitious and engrossing. A gripping story of conflicting loyalties spanning a turbulent and changing world." (Imogen Robertson, author of The Paris Winter)
"A beautiful, compelling read with exquisitely drawn characters. Wonderful." (Jason Hewitt, author of Devastation Road)