When I worked in a bookshop back in the 1990’s I discovered Lesley Pearse and was instantly hooked. After reading the first book, I immediately ordered all her other books and loved them. They were the good old days when I was paid to read. Of course I argued that I had to have read books to be able to recommend them to customers. After leaving the bookshop I used to always look out for new books written by Lesley Pearse. She only releases one book a year on average but I always know when it’s due out and what it’s about.
This years book is called Forgive Me which tells the story of Eva Patterson whose Mum commits suicide not long before Evas 21st birthday. As Eva deals with the aftermath of the suicide and searches for reasons why her mother took her own life, she discovers many secrets from the past. The search for answers takes Eva on a journey to her mother’s past where she discovers things she never knew about her mother. The book has plenty of twists and turns so you want to keep reading to know where the story goes.
Lesley Pearse always writes stories that are emotional and you can feel the highs and lows with the characters. It is a gripping story and it’s one of those books that you just want to keep on reading. I read it over a couple of evenings and didn’t want it to finish which is a sign of a good book. I was pleased with this book as her last book was the first one to slightly disappoint me so I was afraid she was losing her touch. This book proves she still is a super writer.
I’m looking forward to the next book already. Reading Lesley Pearse always makes me want to be a writer myself.