⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Contained within a richly detailed narrative was a story that spoke of prevalence of the human spirit, both resilient and beatific, bowed but never broken by the unfathomable horrors of war. Captivating. Sobering. Unflinching. 5+ stars.’ Goodreads reviewer

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Heartbreaking... I cried many, many times…This story showed just how important hope can be.... The historical detail Hokin poured into this book through her research was simply phenomenal. The Fortunate Ones is a must-read.’ Goodreads reviews

 The Fortunate Ones is published by Bookouture  

WWII fiction set in Berlin & Buenos Aires   

Available now from:


Apple Books



Every day he stood exactly where he was directed. He listened for his number, shouted his answer in the freezing cold. He was ragged and he was starving, but he was alive. He was one of the fortunate ones whom fate had left standing. And he needed to stay that way. For Hannah. 

To find out more about The Fortunate Ones and Felix and Hannah's story, the history behind the novel and to listen to an Audible clip, click here

Catherine Hokin lives in

Glasgow, studied history in what feels like the medieval period at Manchester University & has 2 children who have finally left her to get on with her writing.

As well as one previous novel, she has had a number of short stories published magazines and anthologies, including Mslexia, iScot  & Writer's Forum. She was the winner of the 2019 Flash 500 Short Story Prize.

​Catherine is represented

by Tina Betts,

Andrew Mann Literacy