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Forgive Me

Forgive Me

Escrito por Daniel Palmer

Narrado por Tavia Gilbert


Forgive Me

Escrito por Daniel Palmer

Narrado por Tavia Gilbert

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4.5/5 (10 avaliações)
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11 horas
Lançado em:
Jun 14, 2016
ISBN:
9781520005553
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P.I. Angie DeRose strives to find and rescue endangered runaways--work that stands in stark contrast to her own safe, idyllic childhood. But in the wake of her mother's sudden death, Angie makes a life-altering discovery. Hidden among the mementos in her parents' attic is a photograph of a little girl, with a code and a hand-written message on the back: May God forgive me. Angie has no idea what it means and her father claims to know nothing. The lies she unearths will bring her past and present together with terrifying force. And everything she cherishes will be threatened by the repercussions of one long-ago choice--and an enemy who will kill to keep a secret hidden forever.
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Jun 14, 2016
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9781520005553
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DANIEL PALMER is the author of several critically-acclaimed suspense novels, including Delirious and Desperate. After receiving his master's degree from Boston University, he spent a decade as an e-commerce pioneer. A recording artist, accomplished blues harmonica player, and lifelong Red Sox fan, Daniel lives in New Hampshire with his wife and two children, where he is currently at work on his next novel.


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  • (4/5)
    Lots of twists and turns and I never guessed where the ending would wind up in one of the two sort-of overlapping stories the author provides. All kinds of portrayals of trafficking that I was totally unfamiliar with---horrific in the probable accuracy---almost more than I really wanted to picture in this audio version of the book, read by Tavia Gilbert.
  • (3/5)
    Where to begin? I'm still stumbling on exactly what to rate and how to review this one. So I'll start with a simple statement: The writing is engaging.This book is really two distinct storylines. The major component, which is, oddly, not the aspect promoted in the book's description, intrigued me most. Angie is hired to find a runaway teen girl, Nadine, who turns out to be in serious trouble. For the first three-quarters of the book, this is the main focus. Angie and her team track Nadine and, in the process, uncover the disturbing world of forced prostitution. Nadine's character comes to us largely through her journal entries, written as chapters, as her story unfolds. We're right there with her, in her thoughts, seeing what she sees, and feeling her emotions. I found this aspect compelling. The overall pace during this first three-quarters of the book is steady, keeping us hooked. We get an excellent feel for how a PI works during this process. The characters are intriguing and their banter makes them all the more realistic.Then we get toward the end of the book, when the story moves almost exclusively into the photograph Angie had found early on, and her determination to figure out what her parents have been hiding. This feels like a different story entirely. The pace is rushed. The twists are extreme to the point of being difficult to believe. Angie's character goes from a methodical, practical, experienced PI to a spoiled child stomping her feet. Despite being told that her investigation was putting people in danger, she continued on with very little caution. All of it felt like too much, too fast. This part would have worked well as a story of its own. But this is written far more as a subtext that suddenly takes over and blows up at the end. I have no doubt that many readers will love this explosive ending. For me, though, it felt too disconnected from the main story in which I'd invested so much time. *I received an advance ebook copy from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for my honest review.*
  • (5/5)
    I have read all but one of Daniel Palmer's books and loved them all. I truly think his writing alone is amazing; his characters are real to me, like friends I would invite over or enemies I would vanquish. This book had me on page one. It will be difficult to talk about without giving anything away, but there are at least two story lines in this book to keep you on edge and guessing all the time. I fell in love with so many of the characters, but related to at least two in ways almost not possible. This is not just a thriller, a modern day thriller for sure, but it is a love story on many levels and a cautionary tale on other levels and a consuming read that made me not want to finish the book. I know readers understand what I mean when I say that. I so wanted to finish it to find out the answers, but I so wanted to continue reading the characters in the world in which they live. I am requesting right here and now that Mr. Palmer bring my two favorites back in another book and soon! I even hesitate to give out character names for fear of saying too much. I want other readers to have the same pleasure of falling in and not wanting to climb out that I did! I love how Daniel Palmer's books have all the modern day technology in them and yet are still mysterious in this open and social media age. I have learned actual technological things reading his books as well as being entertained. Can't say enough good things..........read this book!!!!!
  • (3/5)
    Angie DeRose is a Private Investigator who has a strong passion for helping those lost, be found. She hunts relentlessly for the truth along with her helpers Mike and Bao Each have their own strengths and together their talents unite for the greater good. Nadine Jessup is 16 and dying to get away from home. Her mother's addiction is unbearable and her father is too distracted with his new family to be involved. One day she decides to make it on her own and runs away from home. This decision changes not only her family life, but also Angie DeRose's family life in catastrophic ways.Ignorance is bliss, that is, until pieces of truth lead one out of paradise. The more pieces of truth that are found, the more puzzling life becomes for these characters. There was a lot of activity in this book. I personally found this to be frustrating at times because there were several plot lines going on simultaneously. The book begins with a plot involving Angie's mother, then moves to a plot regarding Nadine's adventure of running away from home. The climax and resolution of that plot leads to a continuation of the initial plot regarding Angie's mother. It felt disorganized at times, in my opinion. Furthermore, I was frustrated at the in-depth details regarding each character's attire, regardless of how major the role of each character was. Additionally, there was extensive descriptions of guns as well as procedures followed by U.S. Marshals, hackers, and FBI agents. Another annoyance that I had with this book was that there were many minute characters but all of them had names. The description was lengthy in all of these cases and felt more like fillers than necessary information. It felt, to me, like the speed of the plot halted at each of these points.On the other hand, I will state that the author clearly did an extensive amount of research for this book. It should also be noted that human trafficking is a sensitive, somewhat taboo, subject and was approached well. I did like the action scenes as well as the surprises when they came. In the end, I gave the book 3/5 stars because I found myself skipping over paragraphs because I knew the description would be extensive and useless. For those who may be sensitive, there is physical violence, gun violence, sexual abuse, physical abuse, alcoholism, drug use, sex trafficking, prostitution, and murder in this book. I only observed foul language used twice and both times were towards the end of the book. Please note: A copy of this book was generously provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
  • (3/5)
    If we knew little about human trafficking and the plight of runaways there might be an excuse for this book to be so pedantic. But Mr. Palmer's book is only a drop in the deluge of information on TV and newspapers, and also in fiction about the horrors and perversions of human trafficking and modern day slavery.So I can't cut this book any slack because of the topic. My reaction to the book, which is echoed by other critical reviewers, is that the text is slow and dull and overly descriptive. The two stories do not fit together well. The editor needed a sharper red pencil.I received a review copy of "Forgive Me" by Daniel Palmer (Kensington) through NetGalley.com.
  • (5/5)
    Wow —what amazing book -the plot was incredible I couldn’t stop listening to it
  • (4/5)
    Angie DeRose is a private investigator in Virginia who specializes in runaways. Daniel Palmer has woven two suspenseful stories into one novel. One involves the case of a runaway that may have been taken by human traffickers and the other a mysterious photo of a young girl found in her mother’s possessions after she passes away. With both investigations comes a story of a strong woman. The characters are well developed, the story believable (although intense) and a has a conclusion that was riveting.
  • (4/5)
    Forgive Me by Daniel Palmer is a 2016 Kensington publication. Angie DeRose is a dedicated PI, who has devoted her life to helping find runaway and missing children. When Nadine, a teenager with a troubled home life runs away, her mother hires Angie to find her. But things become more complicated than usual when Angie’s mother dies suddenly and she discovers an old photograph her mother had hidden away. The photo is of a young girl with a deformity, with “May God Forgive Me’ written on the back in her mother’s handwriting, along with a what appears to be a code of some kind. The picture haunts Angie and prompts her to investigate, never imagining the secrets she would unearth or the danger she would awaken in the process. Based on the synopsis, I get the impression that of the two separate threads, the story concerning Angie’s mother was supposed to be the predominant story line. However, I could have taken or left this part of the story, as it didn’t provoke the same sense of dread that Nadine’s story did, nor did it evoke an emotional response from me, other than one of incredulity. It was just a bit too over the top in terms of plausibility and the last minute addition of characters muddied the waters, with the entire thread more or less falling to pieces, and then clumsily and hastily pasted back together. This vivid portrait of a runaway who falls prey to sex trafficking and slavery is so tense and at times difficult to read, as it is told with such authenticity and realism, it's almost as if I going through the experience with Nadine.This story would have been terrific if it had simply focused on the runaway angle, which was the saving grace of the novel.The gritty details of being held prisoner, the slow degradation, the devaluing of human life, and the sad and mind blowing statistics involving the underground sex trade and slavery was written exceptionally well and if for no other reason, makes this novel worth your time. Overall, both storylines were ambitious, and both could have been the main focus of a novel, with just a bit more fleshing out, but put together in one story, one outshines the other, thus creating an imbalance, but the one plotline was so well done, I still recommend this book to anyone looking for a taut crime story. 3.5 stars
  • (5/5)
    I received a free advance e-copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is a well-written book that is full of action and emotion. There are three stories in one: a runaway girl that evolves into a story about human trafficking; the story of the life of a very conscientious and determined private investigator who won’t give up until she finds what she is looking for; and a family secret involving witness protection gone awry. The author kept me guessing right up until the end with all the twists and turns. This is a very well written book with excellent character and plot development that I would recommend reading.
  • (5/5)
    I have to say that though I am seldom surprised by books this one definitely surprised me. I had not a clue what the photo that Angie found in her mother’s things would lead her to and was definitely stunned by what she ultimately found out. This book is definitely a BOOK. When you buy it you will get your money’s worth because you are getting more than just one story but instead more like three in one. You have the story of Nadine – the runaway, Angie – the private eye looking for Nadine and finally the mystery surrounding the photo and what is unveiled through research surrounding that photograph. My first thought when I started the book was that 15 year old Nadine and early thirties aged Angie had the same “voice” and sounded the same age. That began to change as I progressed further into the book. I had trouble believing that any young woman would choose to believe a “stranger” would make them a star and be willing to go anywhere alone with them in their car but it has been a long time since I was a teenager. Nadine’s story was as horrible as it was supposed to be and sometimes difficult to read but I am sure that living it would be more difficult than reading about it. Angie seems to be a dedicated person that has reached her early thirties without a man by her side and a family to care for. Her focus has been work that involves finding missing and at risk children. She has an interesting team that works with her and parents that love her. I don’t want to have spoilers in this review. I will say the book was fast-paced, well written and filled with suspense. There definitely was a mystery to be solved. The characters were fleshed out and had interesting personalities. The bad guys were definitely bad. And, I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I can’t give a full five because I can’t believe Nadine would have fallen in line with the predator so easily or have fallen for Ricardo’s seduction. Thank you to NetGalley and Kensington Books for the ARC of this riveting book in exchange for my honest review! I will definitely be on the lookout for other books by this author!!!