Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne book review



On a hike during a white-hot summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a man named Faoud, sleeping heavily, exposed to the elements, but still alive. Naomi, the daughter of a wealthy British art collector who has owned a villa in the exclusive hills for decades, convinces Sam, a younger American woman on vacation with her family, to help this stranger. As the two women learn more about the man, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the crisis raging across the Aegean sea, their own burgeoning friendship intensifies, and when a simple plan of revenge goes horrifically wrong, Faoud must go on the run while the women come to terms with the terrible consequences they have set in motion


This well written fast paced thriller is one I was not able to put down. This story shows how manipulation sometimes wins and how it can influence people. This story evokes much feeling from within, as you continue to read on wondering how it will all come to term. The characters are well written and each bring o much emotion to the table. I loved this book more than words can say. This book left me raw and I still have not recovered from reading it. The plot holds so much and it is more than just your average book portraying revenge, manipulation, and classes vs society. Truly a wonderful read!


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