25. Forgive Me by Amanda Eyre Ward (2007)
Length: 256 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 11 October 2009
Finished: 14 October 2009
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 15 September 2009
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and Amanda Eyre Ward is a new author for me.
I just finished reading Forgive Me by Amanda Eyre Ward. Nadine Morgan is a journalist who travels the world, covering dangerous and important events and running from anything that might tie her down. After a story turns tragic in Cape Town, South Africa, Nadine doesn’t go back – or open her heart; until she hears the story of American Jason Irving.
Jason was beaten to death by angry local youths during the height of the aparteid era. Now, years later, his mother has been told that Jason’s killers have applied for amnesty. His parents pack up and fly from Nantucket to Cape Town for the hearing determined not to bestow forgiveness.
Nadine follows the Irvings back to Cape Town, determined to lose herself in covering the hearing and trying to forget the ghosts of her past. During her time there in South Africa, Nadine befriends both the mother of the victim and the mother of the killers, leading to serious consequences. I loved this story and give it an A+!
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight