By Lawrence Osborne
"Startlingly good...Osborne has been defined as an inheritor to Graham Greene, and he stocks with Greene an curiosity in what will be referred to as the ethical thriller.” – Katie Kitamura, New York occasions booklet Review
"A seductively menacing new thriller by Lawrence Osborne...who unites Graham Greene’s fondness for international soil with Patricia Highsmith’s fascination with the nastier coils of the human psyche.” –NPR’s “Fresh Air"
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On a hike in the course of a white-hot summer time holiday at the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a guy named Faoud, napping seriously, uncovered to the weather, yet nonetheless alive. Naomi, the daughter of a filthy rich British paintings collector who has owned a villa within the unique hills for many years, convinces Sam, a more youthful American lady on holiday along with her kin, to aid this stranger. As the 2 ladies research extra in regards to the guy, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the hindrance raging around the Aegean Sea, their very own burgeoning friendship intensifies. but if their likely uncomplicated plan to assist Faoud unravels all needs to face the bad results they've got set in motion.
In this remarkable mental learn of manipulation and greed, Lawrence Osborne explores the darkish middle of friendship, and exhibits simply how frequently the line to hell is paved with the easiest of intentions.
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