Nadine is a 35-year-old journalist at a crossroads in her life. She longs for Pulitzer-prize winning success but her career seems to be going nowhere until the story of a lifetime comes up. Faced with the choice of following the story and leaving behind her boyfriend, who has just proposed, she leaves America for Capetown. There she meets war photographer George, whose rage at the death of his lover during apartheid seems bottomless. As events unfold, Nadine discovers she is pregnant and is forced to choose whether to return home to a secure married life with her boyfriend or pursue a life of independence and adventure – a life like George’s… Set partly in Mandela’s South Africa, where individuals must weigh the cost of following their dreams against the high price of truth, ‘Forgive Me’ is the unputdownable story of a woman who has to decide between security and adventure in life and love.
Reviews of Forgive Me
‘Not only is this novel a literary gem, it’s as addictive as any nail-biting thriller. This is a wonderfully crafted novel of one woman’s struggle to lay the demons of her past to rest and find that elusive recipe for happiness.’ Glamour
‘Tantalizingly spare yet precisely powerful…a piercing tale of one emotionally wounded woman’s attempt to reconcile the gut-wrenching decisions she makes in the name of professionalism with the heartbreaking choices she faces in her personal life.’ Star review, Booklist
‘A hard-bitten US correspondent revisits the traumas of South Africa’s apartheid era in “Forgive Me” by Amanda Eyre Ward. A profound, engrossing read.’ Sainsburys’s magazine
‘An acute, sharp-angled love story.’ Kirkus Reviews
‘From the short and haunting first chapter Ward will have you hooked…You will not want to put this book down until you reach the very surprising twist at the end.’ RTE Guide