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 love this book its a lovely story its also read very well
the person who read it mafe everyone sound right
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.
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
"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.
"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.
"Enjoyable for a womens book!"
I dont usually read womens books (despite being a woman) but I got this one for holiday and enjoyed it enough to recommend it. It has pleasant charecters and a good narrator and alot more intruige than I would have expected from this genre. Buy it!
Definitely not ! I found it tedious, patronising and poorly written. I have read a couple of Lesley Pearse books in the past and although they are obviously not great literature they were easy, escapist reads. This was not an easy listen!
Probably not. I found her voice irritating and patronising.
Easy print reads do not necessarily translate well into audio. Easy to skim read but difficult to do this with audio!
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.
Loved the story and was sad to reach the end - would highly recommend this book or any by the author
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