The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Forgive Me, a compelling story of a daughter uncovering her mother’s secret past from the No. 1 bestselling author, Lesley Pearse. Read by the actress Alison Dowling.
Cheltenham, 1991, when Eva Patterson returns home from work one day, a devastating scene awaits her. Her mother, Flora, lies dead in the bath. Beside her is a note saying only: “Forgive Me”. Eva is shocked to find out that her mother was once a successful artist back in the 1960s.
When she visits her mother’s old studio, she finds a collection of Flora’s paintings and diaries. Searching for answers, Eva encounters a psychic who mysteriously warns her to beware of a “sleeping serpent”, which she soon discovers refers to a shocking crime in Flora’s past. Will discovering the truth destroy Eva’s belief in everything she holds dear?
©2013 Lesley Pearse (P)2013 Penguin Books Limited
Maybe in a few years time
No I havnt but I thought the narration was brilliantly done
"Good book, not for the depressed"
This book was really easy to listen to, and the story moved at a good pace. I did look forward to getting in to the car and listening to it.
The narrator was also really good, and has a neutral accent with great tone and pace.
I would definitely recommend for an easy to listen to book spiced with quite a lot of drama.
The only down point was probably how much bad stuff can happen to one person, and it made the characters from Eastenders' seem like they are living happy lives.
I enjoyed the story with all the details of Eva and how she tries to find out about her past.
The description of all the places she visits are vivid and real. Good story, spanning decades that keeps you intrigued.
I love this book its a lovely story its also read very well
the person who read it mafe everyone sound right
Yes I would certainly recommend this book to anyone looking for a really good story to listen to I was hooked and had it playing whilst I drove to work on earphones whilst at work and whenever I could grab time.
She narrated all the characters well in believable accents when required she has a very listenable voice.
I wanted to keep listening to this book as I wanted to know what was going to happen next it made me want more and I felt I knew Eva very well by the end and had lived with her right from the begining when she found her mother dead in the bath I cried with her at times
"Avoid unless you like weak women"
The story began with quite a lot of potential, however I quickly found myself disliking the lead character. She moved to a run down studio and was clueless as to what to do. Although she is pictured as Miss Sweet and innocent (despite having been a goth and jumping into bed with someone pretty quickly) the story continues to paint her as cute and sweet. Personally I thought she was manipulative and put on the "oh poor me" act to get men do to help her do up her studio cheaply. It isn't helped by the narrators accent, which would be great for certain types of novels, but not this one as it amplifies the sweet sickly nature. I persevered as long as I could but then reached the point that I just didn't care whether she found her father or not. She was not a character I could relate to or empathise with.
Not necessarily, but I'd listen to a sample from this author before buying another of her books.
She had a very sweet / sickly / prissy accent which made me dislike the lead character even more.
Definitely one of the best.
The story kept me engaged the whole way through. I loved all the characters and cared about what happened to them. I was sad to get to the end and have to say goodbye.
Her performance was so good, I actually forgot she was there.
Trust your emotions.
Lesley Peace at her best.
I read a Lesley Pearse book about 7 years ago, but couldn't remember the author. Then I randomly came across the book in a charity shop and have sought out her books since then.
I love her books! I always enjoy them!
Love the pace of it - everything plods nicely with the plot twisting and turning into place.
Eva - by far! Great character. Especially her realisations as the book progresses.
Don't want to give away to much of the plot, but Scotland - loved that part.
"Lesley Pearse at her best.with Forgive Me"
A sad story to start with and I thought I had made a mistake buying it. But after 3 minutes I was into the story and could not stop listening. A wonderfully woven story with surprises in store. Almost a feeling of a thriller and I wanted to know what was going to happen next. Good I had lots of sewing to do so had a good excuse to listen. Am now starting from the beginning again. I want to hear the bits that I missed last time. Really recommend this book.
"Typical Lesley Pearce novel"
It was a good story but eventually it felt too dragged out for me but then again her books are usually very thick affairs
I have read a lot of Lesley's books but this was my first audible book
She did an excellent job and sometimes she had me giggling with the voices she used. Very creative
Just to download more books
I enjoyed listening to this. It was a good story and the voices were used very creatively
"Forgive me for being entertained .."
I like the fact that the book are filled with drama without being 'Barbara Cartland'
It is difficult picking out a memorable moment as there are so many but Eva finding out about her real mother is one of them :-)
While I enjoyed the whole book. I did feel pleased about Eva finding back to herself in Italy.
I very much enjoy the writings of Lesley Pearse. I like the resemblance to 'real life' where not everything has a happy ending.
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