A delicate novel about best friends and our longing for inner peace.
by Cornelia Achenbach
Goldmann/PRH Verlagsgruppe, March 2022
Ines and Kirsten thought they would be best friends for ever. But their friendship is shattered when Ines isn’t there for Kirsten during a desperately difficult time. The two girls never meet again. Now, more than twenty years later, Ines is a working mother and trying her best to live up to the demands she places on herself. When an invitation to a school reunion awakens long-suppressed memories, she is forced to admit that the loss of the friend she once so admired has shaped her whole life. At the reunion, she suddenly finds herself standing in front of Kirsten. But their encounter doesn’t turn out as Ines expected – and she begins to question everything. Are the two women really who they thought they were?
Cornelia Achenbach, born in 1982, studied politics and Romance languages and literature and works for the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung. NACHTWANDERUNG is her second novel.