The Kalinka Affair


The Kalinka Affair shows the lengths a parent will go for a child. In this case, the parent in question is Frenchman Andre Bamberski whose 14-year-old  daughter Kalinka died in 1982.  The story starts in 2009 with an abduction – of elderly Dr Dieter Krombach who was Kalinka’s stepfather at the time of her death and the person responsible.

Without ruining the plot for you, Bamberski is relentless in pursuing justice for his beloved daughter and undertook his own search for Krombach, who had been sentenced to 15 years prison in 1995 for the murder of Kalinka but had gone missing.

The Kalinka Affair is by Joshua Hammer, foreign correspondent and author and is published by The Atavist.

The Atavist is very cool, for those of you who have never heard of it. The Atavist published nonfiction stories by journalists that are longer than typical magazine articles but shorter than books for digital devices. When you purchase a title not only do you get the text but also “inline content” – audio book by the author, pictures, timelines, video – lots of value added stuff. It’s the story behind the story and I was so impressed with the experience.

The Kalinka Affair is available via The Atavist app (fully outfitted version) and for Kindle and Nook (full text and photos).

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