By Lawrence Osborne
"Startlingly good...Osborne has been defined as an inheritor to Graham Greene, and he stocks with Greene an curiosity in what can be referred to as the ethical thriller.” – Katie Kitamura, New York instances e-book Review
"A seductively menacing new thriller by Lawrence Osborne...who unites Graham Greene’s fondness for overseas 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, dozing seriously, uncovered to the weather, yet nonetheless alive. Naomi, the daughter of a prosperous British artwork collector who has owned a villa within the unique hills for many years, convinces Sam, a more youthful American lady on holiday together with her family members, to aid this stranger. As the 2 ladies examine extra concerning the guy, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the problem raging around the Aegean Sea, their very own burgeoning friendship intensifies. but if their likely basic plan to assist Faoud unravels all needs to face the bad results they've got set in motion.
In this significant mental examine of manipulation and greed, Lawrence Osborne explores the darkish middle of friendship, and indicates simply how frequently the line to hell is paved with the simplest of intentions.
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