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Forgive Me by Susan Lewis
About The Book
In prison, Archie Colbrook spends his time writing letters. Letters addressed to a person against whom he committed terrible, nameless harm. Archie knows he doesn’t deserve forgiveness. Yes, he didn’t mean to hurt anyone, and sure, he was only following orders. But does that matter? He still did it.
In a small coastal town of Northern England, Claudia Winters hopes to feel safe for the first time in years after fleeing from her abusive husband with her mother and daughter. Their new life is supposed to be a fresh start. But Claudia knows the past won’t stay hidden for long—and she can’t help but feel that someone is watching her. And that something terrible is about to happen.
Linked by one irrevocable act of violence, Archie and Claudia’s lives intertwine. Claudia can’t overlook what Archie did to her family—but is forgiveness the only way to truly move on?
Do you believe in forgiveness?
When you have to leave everything you have and start a new life with the fear that the past catches you, it’s not easy to forget or to forgive, but it’s a must if you want to have a clean future.
This is a powerful and bitter story; an abusive marriage and how Claudia hopes to have a fresh start after leaving her husband with her daughter and mother and start a new life, easier. But with the fear that her husband will catch them again will always be there…
There’s Archie too, he is in prison, and asks for forgiveness, something he knows doesn’t deserve but needs.
The story can seem a little bit complicated, but believe me, it is not, and it’s really an amazing read. It makes you enter to the world of forgiveness and the reasons to accept it.
I have to say that I didn’t know what it was “Restorative Justice”; that allows people who have been harmed by a crime to communicate with the perpetrator, often with the aim of a face to face meeting. But I find it something interesting and a way to heal the wounds, not something that everyone would accept, but a way to face the perpetrator and take the power they have on you.
This is a very interesting and intriguing read, I feel connected to the characters and the story something that could happen in real life. This story will make you think and value your friends/family and maybe to take a step ahead and change your future.
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About The Author
Susan Lewis is the internationally bestselling author of over forty books across the genres of family drama, thriller, suspense and crime, including One Minute Later and Home Truths and My Lies, Your Lies.
Susan’s novels have sold nearly three million copies in the UK alone. She is also the author of Just One More Day and One Day at a Time, the moving memoirs of her childhood in Bristol during the 1960s.
Susan has previously worked as a secretary in news and current affairs before training as a production assistant working on light entertainment and drama. She’s lived in Hollywood and the South of France, but now resides in Gloucestershire with husband James, two stepsons and dogs.