- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Penguin (15 Aug. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0241961491
- ISBN-13: 978-0241961490
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.1 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (806 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Forgive Me Paperback – 15 Aug 2013
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Storytelling at its very best (Daily Mail)
I absolutely loved it. The characters are likeable and the writing is always brilliant (Sun)
Intriguing, heart-tugging, beautifully written (Closer)
Engrossing and emotional, it's another winner from Lesley Pearse (Woman's Own)
An addictive tear-jerker with characters you'll adore, laugh with and cry for (Bella)
Evocative, compelling, told from the heart (Sunday Express)
About the Author
Lesley Pearse's novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide and include most recently Dead to Me, Without a Trace, Survivor, Forgive Me and The Promise. Lesley lives in Devon and has three daughters and three grandchildren.
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Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
Aside from her Mothers suicide it’s hard to mention anything else within the story for fear of spoiling it for others. As a reader you literally follow Eva throughout her life and as each new trauma unfolds you feel yourself willing her on and hoping that things turn out okay for her. It’s an extremely gripping book and I can honestly say buy the end of it I was certain that I needed to stock up on Lesley Pearse’s back catalogue.
From start to finish I was taken on an emotional rollercoaster and found myself utterly enthralled by this book. The cover (although beautiful) didn’t even give me the slightest hint that this book would be so full of drama and tension. I would truly recommend this book and am thrilled that I have discovered just how great an author she is. I am now eagerly looking forward to reading her other books.
I've read lots of the reviews and many people have said what a emotive book, well written characters, touching on depression and how it effects people. For me it was hard going, in places just plain boring. I didn't want to know in such detail about the decor of every room or the clothes people were wearing. This book made me feel bored and a bit miserable. It was as if Lesley has taken up a new hobby at home besides writing (interior design) and peppered the book with it.
I'm sure people who have suffered/suffer or know someone with depression found this book incredibly insightful.
It won't stop me reading Lesley's next book, just on this occasion, this book was not my cup of tea at all.
The aftermath is a dramatic change in the family atmosphere. Sophie, has bouts of hysteria, Ben becomes sad and bewildered whilst Eva attempts to be strong and comforting. Andrew turns to drink, launching a vitriolic and scornful verbal attack on the stunned Eva accusing her of contrivance with her mother over the contents of her will in which Eva is left a studio in London. Eva reflects on the indifference her father had shown her in the past and also how so different her mother was from him. She realises how little she really knew of her loving mother's thoughts and ambitions nor about her past life. What went wrong and why did she kill herself? Eva is determined to find the answers little knowing that a can of worms would be opened and more puzzles thrown up than solved.
At Flora's funeral, Eva discovers from Flora's college friends that her mother was a successful and gifted artist. She was also tremendous fun, a party girl prone to mad cap ideas interspersed with episodes of hermit-like solemness. The information takes Eva to the London studio where she meets Bill, an honest rock of a man.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book could have been a good story but was ruined by how unbelievable characters and unrealistic scenarios that were almost child-like in the way they written. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Greg Williams
Not my favourite by this author but an interesting story with the usual type of characters. A steady but not riveting book!Published 7 days ago by PILLY
This is definitely one of the best books that I've read. From beginning to end, there was something to keep me hooked. Thoroughly enjoyed it and sad that its finished.Published 10 days ago by Kelly Burke
I stumbled upon this book by accident but so glad. Easy reading and fabulous storyline. Will be reading more from lesley.Published 17 days ago by Angela M
A really lovely read from start to finish. The writer made you feel as though you had gone through it all with her.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
Amazing story ups and downs couldn't put it down really really good book excellent read would recommend it to anyonePublished 24 days ago by I Tait
Brilliantly written. Once I put the book down I couldn't wait to get back to it. Really enjoyed it
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I usually like Lesley Pearse books but this was rather superficial and predictable. Some surprisingly anachronistic language which I found distracting - for example, wine o'clock... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Ginger