Enter, four bright but drifting friends, plagued by boredom and haunted both by past demons and ghosts. The quartet turn what started as a lark into a very profitable business, apologizing – on a contract basis – to injured parties on behalf of people and businesses. Business is soon booming and life is good.
However, upon reaching their latest assignment, they discover a corpse nailed to a wall. They are to apologize to the victim on behalf of the murderer and dispose of the body, or suffer the consequences. Unfortunately for the young entrepreneurs, this is just the beginning of a deadly game of cat and mouse with the killer.
The story alternates between voices, past and present and totally unreliable narrators, making Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar, a deliciously complex read. But be warned: this clever novel is not for the squeamish, nor easily offended – but, if you like Mo Hayder, Stieg Larsson, flawed characters, and novels with plenty of twists and turns, then this book is for you.
This is a guest review by Robin Thomas – District Sales Manager, Random House of Canada