Read Beautiful Animals Online Free - 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.
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July 31, 2017
I received a copy of this from the publisher.
The start of Beautiful Animals had me with its description of sun-soaked Greece. I was introduced to two young women, both from wealthy families, who are staying on the island for some time. They encounter a man who seems to have ended up on the shore...
May 28, 2017
The rich, they say, are just like you and me. The only difference is, they’re richer. Naomi Codrington puts that theory to the test in this sinister thriller by Lawrence Osborne. Naomi is visiting her father and wicked stepmother on the Greek Island of Hydra after being fired from her job at a Br...
July 07, 2017
What beautiful animals we are, Sam thought, beautiful as panthers
A short book, but definitely not sweet, this seems to be channeling The Talented Mr. Ripley (I've only seen the film) only here the amoral plotters are two young women. It's easy to bandy around labels like 'sociopath' but Sam and N...
May 27, 2017
What a journey!! One of the best thrillers I've read in a long time! On the Greek island of Hydra, two young women become friends. The British anti-heroine, the amoral Naomi, leads by the nose her new American friend Samantha, a follower, although sometimes unwilling. The two girls find a young A...
August 23, 2017
August 20, 2017
A difficult book to read and a difficult review to write. I completely see why some reviewers gave up and walked away after several chapters--I almost did myself. I completely see why some reviewers say the writing is 'overblown' or too literary. But having finished it, as you see, I am giving it...
June 20, 2017
(Full disclosure: book abandoned on page 57, at chapter 5.)
Osborne didn’t write this engagingly enough to make me want to stick around to find out how the mystery plays out. I stopped at the point where two women stumble upon an injured man lying on a beach, rather ironic conside...
August 03, 2017
This, the third of Lawrence Osborne's books that I've read, is suffused with the same air of menace as the other two. He has a knack for creating situations in which people out of their depth find themselves embroiled in scenarios that spin wildly out of control, often taking sometimes innocent p...
August 18, 2017
There are mixed reviews on this novel but I really liked it! On vacation in Greece with her family, Samantha meets Naomi and the two become fast friends. Discovering a homeless refugee from Syria one day as they are on a hike, Naomi decides to help the man which eventually leads to unexpected con...
June 09, 2017
There are two “beautiful animals” in this book. One is Naomi, a young woman who is spoiled and rich and bored. She’s staying on a Greek island with her father and step-mother, neither of whom does she get along with. Sam is a naïve young woman who is vacationing with her parents. The two become f...