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Forgive Me

4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  755 ratings  ·  139 reviews
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'.

Until then, Eva always believed her family's life would be comfortable and secure - but Flora's suicide changes everything. And when Eva discovers that in her will Flora left her an artis...more
Kindle Edition, 512 pages
Published February 14th 2013 by Penguin (first published January 1st 2013)
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Amy
If they made themselves another cup of tea I was going to scream
Avril Dalton
It's years since I've read a Lesley Pearse and this is not the style of writing I remember. Found this far too sweet to be wholesome. Reminded me of a something written by someone starting out as a writer. Read it to the end as I HATE to not finish a book. Won't be passing this on!
Anne
I'm always very excited when a new novel from Lesley Pearse arrives, I've been a fan of hers since her very first book was published back in 1993.



Her latest novel Forgive Me will be published on 14 February 2013 by Michael Joseph (Penguin) - I have spent the last couple of days engrossed in it, and yet again she has produced another epic story that has kept me gripped until the end.

Forgive Me is set in the early 1990s and once again Lesley Pearse has created a strong and gutsy female lead charac...more
Liliana Pinto
Lesley Pearse é qualquer coisa de magnifico! Tudo o que ela constrói - desde as personagens, o enredo, os conflitos, os crimes - é feito para nos chocar e fazer pensar. E este livro é uma boa prova disso.

Eva Patterson tem tudo o que se pode desejar. Uma família feliz, dinheiro e uma carreira. Até ao dia em que encontra a mãe morta na banheira. Esse é o dia que irá desencadear todas as desgraças e revelações pelas quais ela vai passar.

Eva é uma personagem forte e bem construída. Tem todo o ar de...more
Mel
Average. This was the first Lesley Pearse novel I have read and found the style of writing very hohum, a lot of telling but not showing. The amount of tragedy Eva underwent I'm surprised she didn't commit suicide! It felt like it would never end
Tempo de Ler
Ler um livro de Lesley Pearse traduz-se normalmente em fazer uma viagem com a sua protagonista, assistir ao desenvolvimento e crescimento pessoal da mesma enquanto a sua vida é moldada por acontecimentos traumáticos. Tal como na vida real, nos livros de Pearse é a forma como decidimos reagir às atribulações que ditam o futuro e não propriamente a eventualidade percursora.

'Perdoa-me' segue esse mesmo estilo; começando com uma intensa cena de suicídio Lesley Pearse estampa imediatamente o livro c...more
Dale Harcombe
Eva comes home one day to find her mother Flora dead in the bath with her wrists slit. She then finds a note saying, ‘Forgive me.’ Eva wants to try and understand what drove her mother to suicide. She thinks life can barely get worse, but it does. Her younger brother Ben and sister Sophie don’t seem to appreciate all she does to try and keep the family running smoothly and then she receives some news that rocks her to the core.
Life becomes impossible at home. After her mother leaves her a studio...more
Zarina
Forgive Me opens with Flora and the stomach-churning vivid description of her suicide. The moment her daughter Eva Patterson discovers the body is brutally realistic and if that wasn't enough to traumatise her for the rest of her life, the death of her mother sets into motion much bigger wheels. It turns Eva's existence completely upside down and changes everything she's ever known about herself and her family.

Throughout the book I felt a lot of sympathy for Eva, who is a very likeable characte...more
Maria
O que leva uma pessoa a acabar com a sua vida? Aparentemente Flora leva uma vida estável, com uma excelente casa, com três filhos adoráveis e um marido atencioso, mas mesmo assim Flora decide pôr termo à vida três dias antes da sua filha mais velha, Eva, fazer 21 anos. Deixa apenas um papel a dizer "Perdoa-me".

Prepara tudo meticulosamente e, planeando que seja o seu marido a ver o seu corpo banhado em sangue na banheira da casa de banho da sua suite, Flora corta os pulsos.

No entanto, nem tudo co...more
Sónia
Este é o terceiro livro que leio de Lesley Pearse e, mais uma vez, não me senti desiludida. Por várias razões, Nunca Digas Adeus é o meu preferido, mas em todos eles o leitor entra de imediato na narrativa e fica completamente abstraído do que o rodeia. Eu, pelo menos, sinto isso.

Mulheres sofridas, lutadoras, que dão tudo por tudo para que a palavra superação seja a sua bandeira. Umas protagonistas mais que outras e aqui entra o único ponto negativo que encontrei na obra. São tantas sas desgraça...more
Rita
Outro excelente livro de Lesley Pearse! Este é passado numa época bem mais recente, mas ainda assim, não deixou de ser surpreendentemente bom. Há muitos acontecimentos maus, uns atrás dos outros. No entanto, Eva (a personagem principal) revela ser uma pessoa forte, mas com o seu limite. Gostei muito da personagem por essa mesma razão - provou que também tinha os seus momentos menos bons. A história, em si, está muito bem construída - o inicio e o meio está muito cativante. Como aspecto mais nega...more
Paula pccst
Os livros de Lesley Pearse têm sempre um efeito positivo em mim. Sei que, a partir do primeiro momento que lhes pego, vou ter agradáveis horas de leitura.
Fiquei rendida a esta autora desde que li "Segue o Coração Não olhes para trás" e de cada vez que leio um novo, fico ainda mais fã.
"Perdoa-me" vem confirmar ainda mais a admiração que tenho pela escrita de Lesley.
Um livro diferente dos anteriores, mas que não deixa, de todo, de ser encantador.
Eva Patterson é a personagem principal. Uma jove...more
Manuela Santos
Já li todos os volumes de Lesley Pearse, publicados em Portugal, e todos eles guardo com um carinho especial. De cada vez que leio um livro novo, penso logo ;) que novidade a autora nos trará?
Não é segredo para ninguém, que sou fã incondicional de Lesley Pearse ^_^
Um livro de leitura fácil e uma história encantadora. Uma narrativa fluida e bem estruturada.
Embora a história não seja igual, dei por mim a recordar o livro “Procuro-Te” da autora.
Tudo pode mudar num segundo e naquele dia de 29 de Ma...more
Manal
Yes 5 freaking stars!
Honestly this was just a random book I bought while collecting my 5o shades trilogy... As I liked the synopsis! But OMG I finished it in 2 days ( with breaks in between as handling studies) anyways Eva Patterson is such a real girl... Who suffered so much yet didn't let go of a dream of having a good future... Yes by end that Eva started dying but OMG we can't even blame it, like right infront of her eyes, she saw her family decreasing... I mean a girl who grew thinking her...more
Fiona
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Lucinda
Profoundly meaningful, this delicately interwoven narrative interlaced with such beautiful simplicity will astound.

I am so impressed by bestselling author Lesley Pearce whose work never fails to astonish with its stunning, fluidity of prose and originality. The remarkable effortless ease by which she projects such heartfelt emotion through the pages is quite remarkable, as her characters contain such depth of substance and sincerity. The exquisite, arresting prose crafts an absorbing tale of hi...more
Rea Sinfield
Well it has been quite some time since I have read anything by Lesley Pearse so when Forgive Me arrived through the post it didnt take me long to finish up my current read and jump into this authors writing world again.

This is such an emotional and captivating read. Forgive Me is one of the few books that kept th eoutcome a mystery all the way through the book. I thought I knew on a number of occasions through out the book what the answers were but then all of a sudden another part of the jigsaw...more
LeeLeeLoves
I was reluctant to read this one, I don’t know why but it didn't seem like something I would usually read. A book found in the fiction section of which I would usually associate with women older than myself. I've never read a Lesley Pearse novel before and didn't know what to expect, safe to say I have spent the last couple of days engrossed in it and didn't want it to end. I'm sure my train to work went faster than usual while I was reading this one!

Eva is 20 years old when she finds the body o...more
Pooja Jeevagan
I usually have loved her books...and maybe that's why this one is getting a 2 and not even a 3...I expect way better from her and the 400+ pages of this book are a little drag....it's not accepted how you can make us look at the same person as being strong and then weak...she is counting every penny and then suddenly spending mindless...she talks of love, and then runs away...

The plot might have been good...but has too many loopholes...and even when the book was thick enough for every character...more
Caroline Cattell
This is one of those books I wish there were 1/2 stars. I'm hovering between a 3 or 4 star review. I think I'll let the book settle for a day or two before I write a proper review
Samantha
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Zézinha Rosado
Esta é uma das autoras que nunca me desilude, embora desta vez tenha notado algumas diferenças no fluir da escrita.
A história, tal como todos os livros anteriores da autora, gira em torno de uma mulher (a personagem principal sempre no feminino) corajosa, que tem que erguer os braços e lutar contra todas as adversidades que lhe vão surgindo ao longo da sua vida.
Desenterrar o passado nem sempre é fácil, descobrir segredos sobre as pessoas que se ama pode ser verdadeiramente terrível... e o pior é...more
Debbie
I have outgrown Lesley Pearse. Although I have read all of her books, I have not really enjoyed the last two. Forgive Me was just more of the same. So much tragedy. A very unbelieveable plot. And one dimensional characters. I was often so put off by the descriptions of characters reactions. Everything was too emotive. I can't help but think she is writing these books too fast. I battled to finish this one and will think twice about buying the next one.
Lainy
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Publisher - Penguin

Pages - 496

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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'.

Until then, Eva always believed her family's life would be comfortable and secure - but Flora's suicide changes everything. And when Eva discovers that in her will Flora left her an artist's studio in London, she realises how little she...more
Librarian Lavender
Forgive me starts with a shocking scene when Eva finds her mother after she's committed suicide. Afterwards Eva's world changes completely within just a few days. Eva tries to make the best of it, but then gets hurt again. In a moment of panic she moves into the house her mother's left her, but that's a complete dump. With the help of a kind stranger, Phil, she's beginning to build a future of her own.
Eva is such a sweet main character. I loved her right away. She's terribly naive, but she lear...more
Kathy
I am a huge Lesley Pearse fan so an automatic read for me. From the first page I was hooked and I would have given it 5 stars, but the ending just dragged out a bit for me. Still engrossing though with twists and turns that keep the pages turning…..if you are after a good read, add this to your list for sure.
Lorraine
I always like Lesley Pearse books and this one was no different. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It had me hooked from the start. The main character Eva was what the story was about, there was plenty of mystery to the story and her life. All the characters were well explained and it was a very riveting story.
Debbe' Sloan
Excuse me can any one tell me if this was a Barbara Cartland I just read. The whole book was a complete pity party and all the injustices done to poor sweet Eva. Pleeeeeese!!!! She should be so lucky having the life she had and then being left a studio flat in London . Every 21 year olds dream.....
Anne
Forgive Me by Lesley Pearse is an amazing read. It starts off with the suicide of Eva's mother, for no apparent reason, and then follows Eva and her family's life as they all struggle to come to terms with what has happened. The way that the plot develops with many twists and turns, unexpected and shocking events, and the way that Eva matures and copes with all that life throws at her makes for an uplifting story. I like all the characters and find them easy to empathise with and understand.

Ther...more
Julie F
I bought this book on the ratings it has received but found this read was too 'wholesome' and I was quickly bored with so many things just 'sweetly' 'coming' Eva's way. Story line was good and it flowed nicely but besides the shock death of her sister - just not enough 'oomph' in it for my liking.
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