Beautiful Animals by Lawrence Osborne

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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.



Title : Beautiful Animals
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ISBN : 0553447378
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Reviews


Carol rated it ★★★★★

August 24, 2017

Why I chose this novel to read is a mystery. Its cover is reminiscent of a still from a 1970s TV movie of the week in which a woman traipses off to the Caribbean with her best girlfriend and sidekick in order to find her rebound man. I'd not heard of Lawrence Osborne before this month and glimpse...


Jenny (Reading Envy) rated it ★★★★☆

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...


Jill rated it ★★★★☆

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...


Faith rated it ★★☆☆☆

September 14, 2017

This book is sort of a thriller, but it is so slow moving and lacking in suspense that I wouldn't want to mislead anyone with that description. It might be better to just think of it as a novel about a group of amoral, unlikable characters who do bad things without regret. It took forever for the...


Kasa rated it ★★★★★

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...


Roman Clodia rated it ★★★☆☆

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...


Jane rated it ★★★★☆

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...


Aisling rated it ★★★★★

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...


Caroline rated it ★☆☆☆☆

June 20, 2017

***NO SPOILERS*** (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...


Anne rated it ★★★★☆

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...





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