Shame Paperback – 3 May 2007
|New from||Used from|
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
From the Back Cover
Two women pursued by pasts they can't escape . . .
When a tragic car crash throws together two strangers, they have no idea how their lives will be transformed. Violent family secrets at the centre of both their lives threaten to surface, and slowly they are forced to confront the shame they have always carried with them.
A gripping psychological thriller, Shame is a novel of redemption.
"A brilliant portrait of a woman nearing mental breakdown . . . Alvtegen at her best." Susanna Yager, Daily Telegraph
"Shame continues [Alvtegen's] good work in creating female characters who set themselves beyond the pale . . . and the ensuing resolution is beautifully handled." Lilian Pizzechini, Independent
"[A] pacy and engaging thriller . . . which provides an intriguing exploration of the effect of mental trauma on the human mind." Big Issue
"Her best yet." Daily Mail
"A brilliant portrait of a woman nearing mental breakdown . . . Alvtegen at her best." (Susanna Yager Daily Telegraph)
"Alvtgren is a name to watch." (Guardian)
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
It is not a conventional thriller, in that there are not car chases, explosions, or hitmen. It is a slow-burning fuse, which invites you to see how instinctive decisions can stay with us throughout our lives. It is a story of suppression, oppression, and depression; it is convincingly told, and satisfyingly concluded.
I really liked Karin's writing style, which was intelligent, taut and managed to keep me wanting to turn to the next page.
However, I do share the opinion of other reviewers that the ending is rather a let down.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this book on the basis of the reviews of other authors. Initially it didn't seem that interesting, but once into it the story I found it quite compelling and moving. Read morePublished on 6 April 2011 by Mr. John Bartlett
that this book ran out of steam at the end. It is not a typical thriller and for the most part is excellent with its insights into feelings of guilt and shame. Read morePublished on 2 Jan. 2011 by Moonlit
An unusual thriller, but a thriller nonetheless. No serial killers, no policemen, but the plot moves along with pace and suspense. Read morePublished on 7 July 2010 by Mr. Stephen Edwards