On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, 13-year-old Briony Tallis sees her older sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching Cecilia is their housekeeper's son Robbie Turner, a childhood friend who, along with Briony's sister, has recently graduated from Cambridge.
By the end of the day the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not dared to approach and will have become victims of the younger girl's scheming imagination. And Briony will have committed a dreadful crime, the guilt for which will color her entire life.
Atonement is at its center a profound, and profoundly moving, exploration of shame and forgiveness, and the difficulty in absolution.
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Amazing and Spectacular!!!!
This book is incredible and you never want to stop reading. The story is very well written and engages the reader to travel back in time to that hot day. This is a masterpiece!!!!
DO NOT BUY THIS AUDIOBOOK!!!!!!
This is abridged. You will be wasting your money. The full version is actually cheaper.