“I’ve often wondered, did anything happen to you at that camp?” his mother asked. “You came back…different.”
Successful financial advisor Peter Braddock’s third marriage is on the rocks. All his wives have described him the same way: as handsome, charming, intelligent, and dead—seemingly incapable of relating on a deeper emotional level. His mother’s question stirs forgotten memories of when he was thirteen and went away to summer camp. As he seeks counseling in an attempt to save his marriage, Peter and his therapist begin to explore his suppressed memories of that summer and of his relationship to Father Scott, the camp director. Eventually, Peter will come to the conclusion that he was molested by the priest. But he is wrong; the truth is far worse.
The Unforgiven is a complex psychological thriller that explores the relationship between memory and guilt, and how the forgotten past continues to bleed into one’s present.
|Publisher:||Bold Strokes Books|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||364 KB|
About the Author
He coordinates WordFest, a monthly gathering of writers and readers in SW Washington State, hosts the KLTV program, Book Chat, and is the book reviewer for The Columbia River Reader, a monthly regional magazine dedicated to the arts and culture in SW Washington.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Unforgiven starts out a little wordy, while it had me chuckling, I felt like the author was trying a little too hard. Also at first I was thinking, this book is going to go nowhere if the whole book was like that. But after the first few pages it really picked up. I really enjoyed reading this book and while it makes a great stand alone book I was kind of sad that I won't be reading more about these characters. I really came to enjoy them. There are two kingdoms who fear and hate each other. The humans fear magic and teach their kids to fear and hate it. While the other kingdom is all magical, shape shifters, griffins, centaurs, and other mythical creatures. Both have heard of the prophecy of the child that will forever unite their kingdoms. And both are fighting to find the child first. Vanyar, a shapeshifter, goes with his commander Malick the centaur, to protect princess Iyumi on their journey to find the prophesied child. Meanwhile, Flynn, the prince of the human kingdom is commanded by his father to go kidnap the princess, find the child and bring them both back home. There was a lot of action, humor, and emotion throughout the whole book which really helps you connect with the characters and really like you're seeing them as your reading. This was a great book that I would definitely recommend.
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite The Unforgiven is a work of epic fantasy by A. Katie Rose, set in a world of warring kings, prophecies, gods and magic. Our trio of central characters shares the same goal, but for different purposes: recover the child of prophecy, the one said to bring peace to two violent and vengeful lands. The renegade Captain Vanyar, once a great hero and still a great shapeshifter, seeks to rescue Princess Iyumi, a woman connected to the all powerful gods, but the turncoat Prince Flynn also seeks Iyumi for his own desperate reasons. Everyone in the novel verges on death, delivered swiftly by their enemies, and their race to find the child keeps them united despite their differences. It might just keep them alive too. Readers who enjoy a lengthy, involved read with plenty of inner turmoil will love the way A. Katie Rose transports them into the minds of the novel’s main cast. The political landscape of The Unforgiven is well devised to create a cruel backdrop of violence, kidnap and treachery, which ensures action and intrigue at the novel’s every turn. The snappy banter between warriors and somewhat hedonistic motives of the characters may draw a largely male readership, but any die-hard fantasy fan is sure to enjoy the quests, danger, arranged marriages and ultimate bloody battles where enemies unite against a far greater evil. Overall, The Unforgiven is a well written fantasy epic which will suit adult audiences looking for action packed thrills as well as psychological drama from the primary cast.
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