West of the Wall by Marcia Preston
This book tells the story of a city ripped in two and a family torn apart.Trudy Hulst has no idea if her husband survived his attempted escape past the newly constructed Berlin Wall, but she knows too well the consequences of his actions. Now branded the wife of a defector, she faces a life in prison.With no real choice, she is forced to follow, praying she can find a way to claim their child once she's in West Berlin.Surviving her harrowing break for freedom, Trudy learns the truth about her husband. Left to wander the wall like a ghost, she lives for brief glimpses of her son, stranded behind barbed wire and surrounded by armed soldiers. And Trudy knows she will do anything to get him back.