About the book
On a hot summer day in 1934, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis witnesses a moment’s flirtation between her older sister, Cecilia, and Robbie Turner, the son of a servant and Cecilia’s childhood friend. But Briony’s incomplete grasp of adult motives—together with her precocious literary gifts—brings about a crime that will change all their lives. As it follows that crime’s repercussions through the chaos and carnage of World War II and into the close of the twentieth century, Atonement engages the reader on every conceivable level, with an ease and authority that mark it as a genuine masterpiece.
Reviewed by Eastleigh Library Reading Group:
Majority thought it was an excellent book although slow to start. Very descriptive and thought provoking Part 2. Satisfying Part 3 bringing things together and providing answers and outcomes of events and people.
Star rating: ***