Jersey, June 1940: it starts with the burning man on the beach just after the bombs land, obliterating the last shred of hope that Hitler will avert his attention from the Channel Islands. Within weeks, 12,000 German troops land on the Jersey beaches, heralding a new era of occupation. Caroline Lea’s narrative follows life under German rule for four locals. When The Sky Fell Apart is a heart-breaking chorus of the resilience of the human spirit. These memorable characters take you on a journey through the war and linger with you long after the last page.