Sorry is the story of an agency that apologises on behalf of people, whether it's corporate dismissal or even just consolation. When a serial-killer decides to hire the company to apologise to his victims, things get out of hand for the agency founders; Brothers Kris & Wolf and long time school friends Tamara & Frauke.
As the motivations for the killers actions unfurl, the line between good & evil is blurred and the realisation that the past cannot be changed, regardless of your actions in the present begins to haunt the killer. Sorry has received rave reviews so far, taking #1 bestseller on it's first-print in German. It's a book that has multiple plot lines that converge but you have no idea how they are related until the final 50 or so pages.
What's most annoying about Sorry is the use of personal pronouns. The killers sections are written as if you are the killer himself. e.g. "You first learn about the agency over lunch. You're sitting with your boss and three other colleagues in a restaurant on Potsdamer Platz. The restaurant isn't to your taste." (p.60) - I found this immensely annoying because I'm not sat in a restaurant; I'm reading a book called Sorry in this example.
It's an odd literary technique that you're either going to enjoy or hate and Sorry to say, I'm not a fan. It doesn't stop there though; for other characters, Drvenkar also uses "I", "He" & "You" as the sole reference to who we are following - his use of personal pronouns is infuriating, so much so, the constant switching of the narrative perspective from character to character has to be explained to us via the character's names as titles to each paragraph.
All-in-all, a great story that will keep you guessing until the end, but annoying use of personal pronouns and at times the narrative truly seems incoherent.