Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar

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One. Two. Three. That’s all it takes to drive the nail into her head, to leave her hanging on the wall. She deserved to die. Now all he needs is absolution for his sins, and he knows just the people who can help.

We know what you should say. We say what you want to hear.

Kris, Tamara, Wolf, and Frauke. Four young friends with too much time on their hands and one big idea: an agency called Sorry. Unfair dismissals, the wrongly accused, jilted lovers: everyone has a price and the Sorry team will find out what that is. It’s as simple as that. The idea catches on like wildfire and the quartet are soon raking in the cash, doing the emotional dirty work for fat cats, businessmen, and the romantically challenged.

But what they didn’t count on is that their latest client would be a killer.

Standing face-to-face with a brutally murdered woman, Kris and Wolf suddenly realize that the philosophy that has brought them so much success may have a flaw in it. And what they are compelled to do by the person who has contracted them is to dispose of the body. But who is the killer and why has he killed her? Someone is mocking them for playing God, and hell is only just beginning.

Intricately plotted, breathtakingly paced, utterly original, Sorry plunges the reader into a world whose connections dazzle the mind. Once you have read it, you will never be able to say “sorry” in quite the same way again.

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About Zoran Drvenkar

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The author of three best-selling series for young readers, Tony Abbott didn't actually turn to writing full-time until 1994. He has always been involved with the world of writing, however, from his time at the University of Connecticut - where he graduated with a degree in English Literature - to his work with a variety of specialty bookstores, a university library, and an Internet book and magazine publisher. He shares a love of fantasy and adventure with his readers, with whom he maintains contact through his many school visits; Abbott has also taught writing workshops for all elementary grades. Zoran Drvenkar was born in Krizevci, Yugoslavia in 1967. He has authored many books for children and teens and believes that a book is a gate to another world. Zoran has worked as a freelance writer for over a decade, writing novels, poems, and plays. He has been nominated for several German literary awards including the Oldenburger Child and Youth Award. Zoran's new Scholastic book, Tell Me What You See, is his first title to be published in English. Tell Me What You See takes place in Berlin on the night of Christmas. Sixteen-year-old Alissa and her best friend Evelin stumble upon a subterranean crypt and a veined purple plant. She severs the dark growth from its roots-and discovers they are embedded in the heart of the young corpse. After she swallows part of the plant, visions and fevers follow and Alissa discovers she has the power to both heal and hypnotize. But, trapped between the passions of her menacing boyfriend, Simon, and Evelin, her new magic may only bring tragedy. Zoran lives in Berlin, Germany.
Published September 20, 2011 by Vintage. 321 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Whoever you are depends significantly on the identity of a character generally referenced as “The Man Who Wasn’t There,” who complicates the proceedings in a manner unknown to the agency but increasingly evident to the reader.

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You will begin reading this review of Zoran Drvenkar’s stunning thriller, “Sorry,” and learn that crucial sections of the book are written in the second person, while the rest of the novel switches casually between third and first and even first-person plural, and that at times you — you, the rea...

Sep 23 2011 | Read Full Review of Sorry

New York Journal of Books

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“On the credit side, Mr. Drvenkar’s narrative and dialogue are strong and move each section of the story along.

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New York Journal of Books

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We’re used to second-person narration from song lyrics, from love ballads, but right from the first line here, we’re shunted right out of our comfort zone: “You’re surprised how easy it is to track her down.” Immediately, we’re drawn in.

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If you’ve done something wrong and can’t, or won’t, apologise in person, then Sorry is for you.

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Kris, Tamara, Frauke and Wolf are four young underachieving Berliners who conceive of 'Sorry', a company that makes apologies and restitution on behalf of others.

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Mystery Tribune

They are plunged into a nightmare with a murderer, for it seems that this killer is trying not only to teach his victims a lesson but also punish the four friends for their peculiar business venture.

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After more than 30 years, it’s still a compelling story, and Julia Scheeres adds both new information and a new perspective.

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