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Forgive me : a novel
Amanda Eyre
Adult Fiction WARD

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Before Nadine has fully recovered from an assault that left her hospitalized, she is already on a plane to South Africa. As luck would have it, she flies the same flight as two parents who are to appear in front of a tribunal created in the postapartheid era to reconsider the crimes of political criminals. Their testimony will decide the fate of a young woman who was involved in the murder of their son, Jason. A hard news journalist, Nadine wants the scoop, but returning to South Africa will bring up some dark memories from her past. Lee?s narration proves to be the best part of this audiobook. Her soft and smooth voice captures and improves the emotion and energy of the book. Her accents and different vocal characterizations are also impressive and consistent. While she will seduce listeners, her skill won?t necessarily improve the story, which feels hackneyed and forced. Though Ward provides an intriguing look at the issue of recovery in postapartheid South Africa, her protagonist?s personal journey proves cliched and counterintuitive to the politics of the story. Simultaneous release with the Random House hardcover (Reviews, Apr. 30). (July) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

From Library Journal:

Injured on assignment, foreign correspondent Nadine is too restless to recuperate comfortably at her father's bed-and-breakfast on Cape Cod, so she gets involved with a local couple whose son has been murdered in South Africa. With an eight-city tour; from the author of How To Be Lost. nonfiction (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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main characters Nadine
Age: 35
Travels the world as a journalist covering important events and dangerous leads; injured by thugs while pursuing a story outside of Mexico City; covering the story of a couple whose son was beaten to death by angry local youths in South Africa; lost her true love in Cape Town; has to face her past upon returning to Cape Town.

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