Throwback Thursday meme is hosted by Renee@Itโ€™s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favourites as well as sharing books that you’re FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on your TBR list while you continue to pile more titles on top of them ๐Ÿ™‚! These older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board, youโ€™re welcome to use Reneeโ€™s pic as well. If youโ€™d just link back to her @ Itโ€™s Book Talk sheโ€™d so appreciate it.


My choice this week is: The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth

From Goodreads:

Paperback, 422 pages
Published April 7th 2011 by Arrow (first published 1972)


Can you forgive the past?

It’s 1963 and a young German reporter has been assigned the suicide of a holocaust survivor. The news story seems straightforward, this is a tragic insight into one man’s suffering. But a long hidden secret is discovered in the pages of the dead man’s diary.

What follows is life-and-death hunt for a notorious former concentration camp-commander, a man responsible for the deaths of thousands, a man as yet unpunished.



I read this a few years ago even though it was originally published in 1972. I must admit that I’d always I considered anything by Frederick Forsyth to be very male orientated and something I wouldn’t enjoy reading. Well I was very pleased to be proved wrong, as it was a brilliant thriller with such an unexpected twist.