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The Forgiven

By: Lawrence Osborne
Narrated by: Ralph Lister
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David and Jo Henniger are on their way to a party at their old friends' home, deep in the Moroccan desert. But as a groggy David navigates the dark desert roads, two young men spring from the roadside, the car swerves and collides with one of the boys....

Meanwhile, festivities at the house are in full flow. Under the watchful eyes of their Moroccan staff, the extravagant hosts attend to the whims of their glittering, insatiable guests as the party rages on into a new day. The stage is set for a weekend in which David and Jo must come to terms with their fateful act and its shattering consequences.

©2020 Lawrence Osborne (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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"A modern Graham Greene." (Sunday Times)

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Different and fascinating

I did not know what to expect from this book or even where I found the recommendation, but I really enjoyed it. The characters were so well portrayed but none of them very appealing or likeable. However this lead to great interactions and I enjoyed hearing the story from their different perspectives. It leaves you thinking about your own place in the world and choices in life. Would recommend reading and indeed listening to this.

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entertainingly written but

Iinteresting story and well written but with audible books you aren't quite sure when you have reached the end and to suddenly be plunged into a travel-agent style geographical description of the countryside when you're not quite sure if the story has finished is disappointing.