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Emotional & gripping - You won't be able to put this down! xxx
on 12 February 2013
The story opens with Flora, a mother of three, planning her death. Straight after we switch to a scene a few hours later when Flora's eldest daughter returns home. After initially being frustrated that her mother had left the iron gates shut despite her car being in the drive, Eva enters a silent house. She knows her mother can't have gone anywhere as the back door is unlocked and her mother never leaves anything unlocked. After going from room to room Eva makes a shocking discovery. Why would her mother want to do this? And are there things that Eva may have not known about Flora?
This is a highly emotional and gripping read. As the beginning of the book is so vivid and shocking, I was quickly sucked in by the story and I literally could not tear my eyes away from the pages! I was desperate to follow Eva's journey in her quest for the truth and was staying up in bed late at night trying to fit in an extra few chapters!
Eva was a wonderfully written character, Lesley Pearse translated Eva's personality, thoughts and emotions perfectly so well that I felt myself go through similar emotions as I read about Eva's journey. and as a reader I really felt for her. I warmed to Eva from the start, she is strong, she is brave and I really got behind her, spending the book hoping that she would continue to strive forward in her searches and discoveries.
Lesley Pearse captured the effects of grief very well, and the book is very well-written in this sense. Everybody grieves differently, and Lesley showed this with each character having their own individual feelings and reactions. As the story covers suicide, death and grief, it can at times be a bit much if you're not used to stories that explore these issues. There are other issues explored but I don't want to spoil the story so I shall just say this - Some parts are sad, and sometimes a little distressing so tissues might also be needed. There are a few surprises and twists and turns in store too!
Forgive Me is a very emotional, gripping story full of suspense, drama and mystery. Lesley Pearse has once again created a story that will have you racing through the chapters and unable to put the book down. Try this!