The Woman at the Gates by Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger.
"It was Konstantin who evoked the memory of apricots, a memory so strong the air suddenly bloomed with the golden, sun-warmed scent. Antonia pulled her nephew closer to her, like a cushion against the impact, and dropped the children's picture book flat onto her lap."
"The officer suddenly stopped, his eyes on the line behind Antonia. He raised his truncheon and barreled straight for her."