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Forgive Me

Forgive Me

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Sneak peak at Lesley Pearse's book, Forgive Me.
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Published by: Prism London on Feb 14, 2013
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An extract from Forgive Me by Lesley Pearsewww.penguin.co.uk/tasters
 
Forgive Me byLesley Pearse Copyright Lesley Pearse, 2013All rights reservedPenguin Books Ltdwww.penguin.co.uk/tasters
Lesley Pearseis available to buy from PenguinPaperback | eBook and is also available in theKindle Store and the iBookstore
 
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Chapter One
 As Bette Midler’s ‘From A Distance’ came on, Eva turned upher car radio and sang along with it. It was cold and raining,but she was eeling happy because Olive, her boss, had let everyone go early when the heating broke down. As Eva hadarranged to go to a make-up party this evening with some o the girls rom work, she would have more time to wash herhair and get ready.She turned into the drive, but had to slam her brakes onbecause the wrought-iron gates were unexpectedly shut. Shestopped only a whisker rom them. ‘Damn,’ she exclaimed.Not only had she nearly hit the gates, but now she would get soaked opening them up. As she could see her mother’s red Polo parked at the endo the drive by the house, Eva elt irritated. Why had sheclosed the gates i she was in?Despite her pique at having to get out in the rain and pushopen the heavy gates, Eva noticed that the borders o da-odils and other spring owers around the huge expanse o ront lawn looked bright and beautiul. However inconsis-tent her mother was in so many ways, she lavished care onthe garden – in act, had it not been raining quite so hard she would be out there now.Hopping quickly back into her car, Eva drove up the driveand parked just behind the Polo, then hurried through thearch which led to the old stable block. A ew years ago herparents had converted the yard into a courtyard garden, andthe stables to an indoor swimming pool. The courtyard was

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