PUBLICATION DATE: December 6th, 2018
Hi there and welcome to my stop on The Memory Blog Tour with Bookouture. Thank you to Kim Nash at Bookouture for inviting me to be a part of this exciting Blog Tour and to Netgalley for the eARC copy of this book to read and review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
I look down at her, lying fast asleep – always my little girl, and so beautiful. She gives a low moan as her head turns restlessly on the pillow. It reminds me of the soft growl of a cornered animal. Where is my poor child? What is she dreaming?
People always notice my daughter, Isobel. How could they not? Incredibly beautiful… until she speaks.
An unsettling, little-girl voice, exactly like a child’s, but from the mouth of a full-grown woman.
Izzie might look grown-up, but inside she’s trapped. Caught in the day it happened – the day that broke her from within.
I know why my daughter is the way she is. There’s nothing I could have done to save her… is there?
An unputdownable psychological thriller about families and secrets, perfect for fans of Gone Girl, Shalini Boland and Lisa Jewell.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I’ve been writing psychological suspense novels since 2008, when my first bestseller – His Other Lover – was published. I write full time (mostly on the playroom sofa) from my home in Devon, where I live with my husband and children. Before that, I used to edit a magazine for six to twelve year old girls for a living, making absolutely no use whatsoever of my psychology degree from Warwick University, but it was a lot of fun.
I’m addicted to writing about the extraordinary things that can happen to ordinary people – stories that jump in at the deep end, with a gasp. When readers take the time out to let me know they’ve stayed up all night because they couldn’t put the book down, it makes my day.
I really enjoy catching up with readers and always reply to emails. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m also on Twitter @lucydawsonbooks and have a Facebook page at lucydawsonbooks. Alternatively you can download a free short story of mine at www.lucydawsonbooks.com or if you want to look at a lot of pictures of the beach and books that I’m reading, find me on Instagram at lucydawsonbooks.
This was the first book I have read by Lucy Dawson. After reading the description of this book I was excited when I joined the Blog Tour for this book as it sounded like the type of psychological thriller books that I love to read. I was right.
The Memory is an addictive thriller of a book from the very beginning and I found myself flying through the chapters to see what would happen next. I was hooked from the very beginning of this book and I enjoyed reading about the various characters that we are introduced to throughout the story.
The story is told in two different timelines by two different points of view. The book starts off from Eve’s point of view. She takes her daughter Isobel to a martial arts class and something dramatic happens that leaves everyone there scarred with awful memories of that tragic, awful day. Isobel is never quite the same afterwards. Fast forward about 30 years later and we are introduced to a woman named Claire, and her family. They move into the home that Claire and Isobel shared.
Strange things happen, that are dark and creepy, and you are left to wonder if these things are actually happening or are they imagining it. A great story that was a pleasure to read through to the end.
I look forward to reading more books by Lucy Dawson.
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MY RATING: 4/5 stars