As World War II winds to a close, Europe's roads are clogged with twenty million exhausted refugees walking home. Among them are Jacob and Sarah, lonely Holocaust survivors who meet in Heidelberg. They fall in love, but Jacob is consumed with hatred and cannot rest until he has killed his brother's murderer, a Bergen-Belsen guard nicknamed "The Rat." Now he must choose between revenge and love, between avenging the past and building a future. A touching novel of love, loyalty, and loss by the author of The List (2011).