This page is available to subscribers. Click here to sign in or get access. Like many recent thrillers, Sorry weaves a lurid tale of multigenerational pedophilia and consequences that include two grotesque murders. But Croatian-born, German-raised Zoran Drvenkar braids themes of familial dysfunction and universal guilt with postmodern strategies that subvert generic conventions to shape a powerful existential thriller. His novel impels readers forward as it forces them to reread. First, Sorry masterfully manipulates the linear chronology common to most murder mysteries.
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Look Inside. Imagine a man who does the most unspeakable things. Imagine the forgiveness he needs. Imgine the pain he gives. Imagine forgiving him. You will. Kris, Tamara, Frauke, and Wolf are four friends who are drifting through their twenties, underemployed and unfulfilled. The corporate clients are more than happy to let someone else handle their emotional dirty work, making Sorry an instant success.
But one client hides a darker agenda. Expecting an ordinary apology job, Wolf is dispatched to the scene of a crime. In an abandoned apartment, there is a dead woman nailed to the wall. Then his phone rings and the nightmare begins: The client wants to make sure his apology is properly delivered. 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. 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. 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.
Zoran Drvenkar was born in Croatia in and moved to Germany when he was three years old. He has written… More about Zoran Drvenkar. Sorry thrills, and it thrills immaculately. This is a very clever, dark read. A writer to watch. Read An Excerpt. Add to Cart. Also available from:. Available from:. Paperback —.
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Look Inside. Imagine a man who does the most unspeakable things. Imagine the forgiveness he needs. Imgine the pain he gives. Imagine forgiving him. You will.
Review: Sorry by Zoran Drvenkar
Rare is the thriller that surpasses the limits of genre fiction. Drvenkar flirts with postmodern forms and high jinks but manages to avoid sounding gimmicky. These narrative inversions are organic to a story that abounds in unexpected turns and keeps the reader exactly as blind as the characters themselves. Four friends are introduced to us in an early chapter. They are young and ambitious, but also bored. It is this somewhat bizarre ambition that leads to their intersection with the killer. You are the killer.
Thriller Book Review: Sorry By Zoran Drvenkar
He selects his words with care. His technical skills are clearly exceptional. Just as four friends, Kris and his brother Wolf, and Tamara and Frauke find themselves with no direction in their lives, an idea surfaces—an idea so outrageous it just might work. They advertise minimally at first, but the word quickly begins to circulate that this company will apologize for actions such as terminated employment or broken romances, and people soon realize that they can make amends but never have to get their hands dirty. The four friends purchase an old villa, where they live and work, and their lives seem to be turning around until a most unusual situation slithers in to the inbox. They accept a job that brings them face-to-face with a dead woman.