As the fierce mountain people of Annecy in the French Alps meet the Gestapo’s brutality with surprising resistance, a teenaged girl cannot rest until she solves the mystery of a death in her family. Aurelie watches as her father places a shrouded body on the North side of the roof of the family home. It’s winter, under a Nazi-declared state of siege, and they must wait until the spring thaw for the burial. But who died? And why is no one speaking to her anymore? Aurelie cannot rest until she discovers the truth and fights to prevent the same terrible fate from happening to her best friend.
Rich with historical details and forgotten customs, The Girl on the Roof introduces both harsh and vulnerable characters that sear the imagination. Against every moment’s tension between life and death, the story blends the themes of deprivation, courage, trauma, sexual obsession, and unconditional love.
«Moffitt's intuitive abilities provide us with a rare psychic understanding of a world we cannot see.»
“A dreamlike tale unfolding amidst the nightmare of war, The Girl on the Roof will transport you into another world—and beyond. Debra Moffitt pierces the thin veil that separates life from the afterlife, the hunted from the haunted, the ghost story from the love story. Through her eyes, we are offered a glimpse of the eternal energetic bonds that connect us throughout time and space. An evocative, transcendent, and truly unforgettable book.” - Amy Weiss, author of the Hay House novel, Crescendo
Author Bio Travel and psychic abilities create the foundations for Debra Moffitt’s award-winning books. When her mediumship abilities began to develop, the departed souls of Annecy’s WWII resistance stepped into her writing room, an 1840’s loft, and her debut novel, The Girl on the Roof, was born. It reveals forgotten local customs, an expanded picture of the WWII resistance groups, and a look beyond the veil at how departed loved ones protect, comfort, and influence our decision in unseen and subtle ways.