The Memory Wood

The Memory Wood
Author: Sam Lloyd
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-02-13
ISBN 10: 1473568900
ISBN 13: 9781473568907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory Wood Book Review:

THE MUST-READ RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK. Chilling, moving and unputdownable, The Memory Wood is a thriller like no other. 'Beautifully told, with two superbly drawn young protagonists, Lloyd is a rare new thriller talent' Daily Mail 'Superbly creepy, with an unexpected twist' Guardian 'Brilliant writing, a terrifying story, and characters so real it feels like you know them. If you enjoy dark, twisty thrillers that stay with you, read this book' Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife ************* Elijah has lived in the Memory Wood for as long as he can remember. It's the only home he's ever known. Elissa has only just arrived. And she'll do everything she can to escape. When Elijah stumbles across thirteen-year-old Elissa, in the woods where her abductor is hiding her, he refuses to alert the police. Because in his twelve years, Elijah has never had a proper friend. And he doesn't want Elissa to leave. Not only that, Elijah knows how this can end. After all, Elissa isn't the first girl he's found inside the Memory Wood. As her abductor's behaviour grows more erratic, chess prodigy Elissa realises that outwitting strange, lonely Elijah is her only hope of survival. Their cat-and-mouse game of deception and betrayal will determine both their fates, and whether either of them will ever leave the Memory Wood . . . ************* Praise for Sam Lloyd 'An intense, atmospheric, and truly original thriller' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door 'Remarkable. Stunning prose and compulsive reading. It's undoubtedly the best thriller I've read in a long, long time' Lesley Kara, author of The Rumour 'I haven't read anything quite this exciting since Room. You think all the stories have been told, then something like this comes along' Emma Curtis, author of The Night You Left Readers love The Memory Wood 'A very clever psychological thriller. Dark, creepy and intense.' ***** 'Deliciously dark... fresh and imaginative.' ***** 'The twists and turns in The Memory Wood will astound. This book is undoubtedly the best I've read this year.' ***** __________ **** THE RISING TIDE, Sam Lloyd's electrifying new thriller, is available to pre-order now****

The Memory Wood

The Memory Wood
Author: Sam Lloyd
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 0385694849
ISBN 13: 9780385694841
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory Wood Book Review:

"I was pulled into The Memory Wood from the very first page—it grabs you by the throat and doesn't let you go" —Shari Lapena, #1 bestselling author of The Couple Next Door A heart-stopping, chilling thriller about an abducted girl, the boy who can save her and the terrifying cat-and-mouse game of deception and betrayal that they are playing. "If you've only just arrived . . . then why do you want to leave?" Elissa arrived in Memory Wood on the most important day of her life. The thirteen-year-old chess prodigy was competing at the English Youth Grand Prix when she was snatched, and then woke up in a makeshift cell underground. Elijah has lived beside Memory Wood for as long as he can remember. He's only twelve but he's spent his life so far exploring every inch of it, and that's how he finds Elissa. When he appears in her cell, Elissa assumes Elijah will help her; that he'll go to the police and give them the answers they desperately need. But Elijah doesn't want her to leave. As her abductor's behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, Elijah's company is soon her only source of relief and Elissa realizes that this strange, lonely boy is her one hope for survival. Drawing on all her resilience and powers of logic to outwit him, their deadly game of cat and mouse, of deception and betrayal, but also their bond of friendship, will determine both their fates. . . .

The Memory Wood

The Memory Wood
Author: Sam Lloyd
Publsiher: Seal Books
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2021-03-30
ISBN 10: 9781400026975
ISBN 13: 1400026970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory Wood Book Review:

I was pulled into The Memory Wood from the very first page--it grabs you by the throat and doesn't let you go --Shari Lapena, #1 bestselling author of The Couple Next Door A heart-stopping, chilling thriller about an abducted girl, the boy who can save her and the terrifying cat-and-mouse game of deception and betrayal that they are playing. If you've only just arrived . . . then why do you want to leave? Elissa arrived in Memory Wood on the most important day of her life. The thirteen-year-old chess prodigy was competing at the English Youth Grand Prix when she was snatched, and then woke up in a makeshift cell underground. Elijah has lived beside Memory Wood for as long as he can remember. He's only twelve but he's spent his life so far exploring every inch of it, and that's how he finds Elissa. When he appears in her cell, Elissa assumes Elijah will help her; that he'll go to the police and give them the answers they desperately need. But Elijah doesn't want her to leave. As her abductor's behaviour becomes increasingly erratic, Elijah's company is soon her only source of relief and Elissa realizes that this strange, lonely boy is her one hope for survival. Drawing on all her resilience and powers of logic to outwit him, their deadly game of cat and mouse, of deception and betrayal, but also their bond of friendship, will determine both their fates. . . .

The Memory of the People

The Memory of the People
Author: Andy Wood
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2013-08-15
ISBN 10: 052189610X
ISBN 13: 9780521896108
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory of the People Book Review:

The Memory of the People is a major new study of popular memory in the early modern period.

The Memory Palace

The Memory Palace
Author: Mira Bartok
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2011-08-09
ISBN 10: 1439183325
ISBN 13: 9781439183328
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory Palace Book Review:

The daughter of piano prodigy Norma Herr describes how she and her sister were forced by their mother's violent schizophrenic episodes to discontinue contact with her until the author's debilitating injury changed her sense of the world and enabled a healing reconciliation.

The Night You Left

The Night You Left
Author: Emma Curtis
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2019-07-22
ISBN 10: 1473559790
ISBN 13: 9781473559790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night You Left Book Review:

'Conjures an atmosphere of quiet menace.' Daily Mail IT ONLY TAKES A MOMENT TO UNRAVEL A PERFECT LIFE . . . When Grace's fiancé vanishes without a trace the night after proposing, her life is turned upside down. But has Nick walked out on her, or is he in danger? As Grace desperately searches for answers, it soon becomes clear that Nick wasn't the uncomplicated man she thought she knew. And when she uncovers a hidden tragedy from his childhood, she realises an awful truth: that you can run from your past - but your secrets will always catch up with you . . . ***** YOUR FAVOURITE AUTHORS ARE RAVING ABOUT THE NIGHT YOU LEFT . . . 'So addictive and compulsive . . . Clever, unpredictable and beautifully written. I loved it!' Claire Douglas, author of Local Girl Missing 'A tense and twisted read.' Sarah Vaughan, author of Anatomy of a Scandal 'Filled with drama and twists that exploded on to the page at every turn. Another fantastic psychological suspense by Emma Curtis.' Lauren North, author of The Perfect Betrayal WHAT READERS ARE SAYING. . . ***** 'Oh my goodness, I just could not stop reading this book.' ***** 'A rollercoaster of a domestic noir/psychological thriller with plenty of twists.' ***** 'Jaw dropping - to say more would give away a page turning must-read ending.' Don't miss the bestselling new thriller from Emma Curtis, Keep Her Quiet - available in paperback and ebook now.

The Memory Book

The Memory Book
Author: Lara Avery
Publsiher: Poppy
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-07-05
ISBN 10: 0316283770
ISBN 13: 9780316283779
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory Book Book Review:

They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I'll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I'm writing to remember. Sammie McCoy is a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as possible. Nothing will stand in her way--not even the rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly steal her memories and then her health. So the memory book is born: a journal written to Sammie's future self, so she can remember everything from where she stashed her study guides to just how great it feels to have a best friend again. It's where she'll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime-crush Stuart, a gifted young writer home for the summer. And where she'll admit how much she's missed her childhood friend Cooper, and the ridiculous lengths he will go to make her laugh. The memory book will ensure Sammie never forgets the most important parts of her life--the people who have broken her heart, those who have mended it--and most of all, that if she's going to die, she's going to die living. This moving and remarkable novel introduces an inspiring character you're sure to remember, long after the last page.

The Memory Police

The Memory Police
Author: Yoko Ogawa
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 1101911816
ISBN 13: 9781101911815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory Police Book Review:

Finalist for the International Booker Prize and the National Book Award A haunting Orwellian novel about the terrors of state surveillance, from the acclaimed author of The Housekeeper and the Professor. On an unnamed island, objects are disappearing: first hats, then ribbons, birds, roses. . . . Most of the inhabitants are oblivious to these changes, while those few able to recall the lost objects live in fear of the draconian Memory Police, who are committed to ensuring that what has disappeared remains forgotten. When a young writer discovers that her editor is in danger, she concocts a plan to hide him beneath her f loorboards, and together they cling to her writing as the last way of preserving the past. Powerful and provocative, The Memory Police is a stunning novel about the trauma of loss. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * TIME * CHICAGO TRIBUNE * THE GUARDIAN * ESQUIRE * THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS * FINANCIAL TIMES * LIBRARY JOURNAL * THE A.V. CLUB * KIRKUS REVIEWS * LITERARY HUB

The Memory Witch

The Memory Witch
Author: Heather Topham Wood
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2013-12
ISBN 10: 9781939173614
ISBN 13: 1939173612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory Witch Book Review:

Ten years ago, Quinn Jacobs' mother made a bargain with a local witch-steal away Quinn's memories from the first eight years of her life and in return, Quinn would spend a year in servitude to the witch. On Quinn's eighteenth birthday, she's forced to leave her home and friends behind. For the next year, she'll live at the Chadwick House, learning everything she needs to know about being a spellcaster. As her powers grow, Quinn begins to unravel the secrets of the past and the reason her mother was so desperate to conceal the horrifying truth.

The Memory of Eva Ryker

The Memory of Eva Ryker
Author: Donald Stanwood
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2015-03-03
ISBN 10: 1497697301
ISBN 13: 9781497697300
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory of Eva Ryker Book Review:

An eccentric billionaire, a best-selling author, and a beautiful, self-destructive woman: three lives linked by the tragic sinking of the Titanic April 11, 1912: The gala sailing out of Southampton of White Star Line’s peerless luxury liner, the R.M.S. Titanic. Among the dazzling, doomed names on the passenger list for this, the Titanic’s maiden voyage, is Clair August Ryker, the lovely and dissolute wife of billionaire industrialist William Ryker, and her ten-year-old daughter, Eva. Also present is a young couple, obviously newlyweds, the Eddingtons, who are drawn to Clair and her child. Beneath the decks, in the cargo hold, is a crate marked Ryker Industries. November 30, 1941: In Honolulu, the apparently accidental death of tourist Albert Klein and the brutal murder of his wife confound the promising career of a rookie cop. Norman Hall will never be able to forget the grisly sight of the dismembered body of Martha Klein. Decades later, a best-selling author, he is still haunted. What could possibly link these events? A faded film, capturing the sunny pleasures of a ship-board party, and a terrifying recording of a voice describing a night of darkest infamy and moral outrage? It is Norman Hall’s assignment, fifty years after the sinking of the Titanic, to cover for World Magazine William Ryker’s multimillion-dollar salvage expedition to recover the lost riches of the Titanic. Norman Hall is determined to understand the reclusive billionaire’s motives for the expedition, but as he delves deeper into the past, he finds himself in grave danger. To solve the mystery, he must somehow unlock the memory of the deeply troubled Eva Ryker.

The Memory Chair

The Memory Chair
Author: Susan White
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2015-03-09
ISBN 10: 9781927502389
ISBN 13: 1927502381
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory Chair Book Review:

The Memory Chair explores the bonds of family, loss and the devastating, multigenerational effects of racism.

Five Years From Now

Five Years From Now
Author: Paige Toon
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-05-17
ISBN 10: 1471162605
ISBN 13: 9781471162602
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Five Years From Now Book Review:

'Tender, heartbreaking and magical . . . I went from feeling warm and fuzzy to shock, delight before, finally, well – you'll just have to read it!' GIOVANNA FLETCHER What if you met the right person at the wrong time? Nell and Van meet as children when their parents fall in love, but soon they are forced worlds apart. Five years later, they find each other. Their bond is rekindled and new feelings take hold, but once again they must separate. For the next two decades, fate brings Nell and Van together every five years, as life and circumstance continue to divide them. Will they ever find true happiness? And will it be together? ‘One day, maybe five years from now, you’ll look back and understand why this happened…’ 'Filled with warmth and poignancy, Five Years From Now is a page-turner and a delight' JANE COSTELLO 'Simply gorgeous' SUN ** PRAISE FOR PAIGE TOON ** 'You'll love it, cry buckets and be uplifted' MARIAN KEYES 'Paige really ratchets up the tension. You'll be in a reading frenzy by the end'LISA JEWELL ‘Gave me all the feels . . . I loved it’LINDSEY KELK ‘Poignant and lovely, warm and wise’MILLY JOHNSON ‘A gorgeous, warm novel’ADELE PARKS ‘Paige’s writing is brilliant!’MHAIRI McFARLANE ‘Wonderfully heartfelt… her best book yet’ heat, five star review 'For smart, romantic fiction, look no further than the new book from bestselling Paige Toon' RED 'Witty, fun and impossible to put down!' CLOSER

The Memory Trees

The Memory Trees
Author: Kali Wallace
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2017-10-10
ISBN 10: 0062366254
ISBN 13: 9780062366252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory Trees Book Review:

A darkly magical novel about a mysterious family legacy, the bonds of sisterhood, and the strange and powerful ways we are shaped by the places we call home, from the critically acclaimed author of Shallow Graves. For the first eight years of her life, an unusual apple orchard in Vermont is Sorrow Lovegood's whole world. The land has been passed down through generations of brave, resilient women, and while their offbeat habits may be ridiculed by other townspeople—especially their neighbors, the Abrams family—Sorrow and her family take pride in its odd history. Then one winter night, an unthinkable tragedy changes everything. In the aftermath, Sorrow is sent to Miami to live with her father, away from the only home she’s ever known. Now sixteen, Sorrow's memories of her life in Vermont are maddeningly hazy. She returns to the orchard for the summer, determined to learn more about her troubled childhood and the family she left eight years ago. But it soon becomes clear that some of her questions have difficult—even dangerous—answers. And there may be a price to pay for asking.

Playing Nice

Playing Nice
Author: JP Delaney
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN 10: 0385693842
ISBN 13: 9780385693844
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing Nice Book Review:

A couple's pleasant little life is upended by the revelation that their son was switched at birth in this gripping psychological thriller from the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before. Pete Riley stays at home; his partner, Maddie, is the breadwinner. He spends his days browsing parenting blogs, where no concern is too trivial, and pacifying their rambunctious son, Theo. Then, one day, a knock at the door. Miles and Lucy, a posh and near-perfect couple, tell Pete something shocking: Theo isn't his son. Their children were switched at the hospital. At first, the couples are determined to reach a mutual agreement. They're all nice, rational people--surely they can sort this out between them. But soon their precarious arrangement--of babysitting, play dates and shared parenthood--begins to erode under the weight of perceived slights, hidden anxieties and petty jealousies. It isn't long before Miles reveals himself to be cold, commanding and aggressive. When he brings a custody case against the Rileys, suddenly their parenting abilities are under suspicion and their private lives become ammunition. That's when their damaging secrets are exposed, their relationship tested to its breaking point. They might teach their son to share and behave, to say "please" and "thank you," but when it comes to protecting their little family, Pete and Maddie are through with playing nice.

The Memory Book

The Memory Book
Author: Harry Lorayne,Jerry Lucas
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2012-01-18
ISBN 10: 0307814068
ISBN 13: 9780307814067
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory Book Book Review:

Unleash the hidden power of your mind It’s there in all of us. A mental resource we don’t think much about. Memory. And now there’s a way to master its power. . . . Through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas’s simple, fail-safe memory system, you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful at work, at school, in sports, and at play. • Read with speed and greater understanding. • File phone numbers, data, figures, and appointments right in your head. • Send those birthday and anniversary cards on time. • Learn foreign words and phrases with ease. • Shine in the classroom and shorten study hours. • Dominate social situations: Remember and use important personal details. Begin today. The change in your life will be unforgettable

Hotel Iris

Hotel Iris
Author: Yoko Ogawa
Publsiher: Picador
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2010-03-30
ISBN 10: 9781429922685
ISBN 13: 1429922680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hotel Iris Book Review:

A tale of twisted love from Yoko Ogawa—author of The Diving Pool and The Housekeeper and the Professor. In a crumbling seaside hotel on the coast of Japan, quiet seventeen-year-old Mari works the front desk as her mother tends to the off-season customers. When one night they are forced to expel a middle-aged man and a prostitute from their room, Mari finds herself drawn to the man's voice, in what will become the first gesture of a single long seduction. In spite of her provincial surroundings, and her cool but controlling mother, Mari is a sophisticated observer of human desire, and she sees in this man something she has long been looking for. The man is a proud if threadbare translator living on an island off the coast. A widower, there are whispers around town that he may have murdered his wife. Mari begins to visit him on his island, and he soon initiates her into a dark realm of both pain and pleasure, a place in which she finds herself more at ease even than the translator. As Mari's mother begins to close in on the affair, Mari's sense of what is suitable and what is desirable are recklessly engaged. Hotel Iris is a stirring novel about the sometimes violent ways in which we express intimacy and about the untranslatable essence of love.

The Memory Trap

The Memory Trap
Author: Andrea Goldsmith
Publsiher: HarperCollins Australia
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN 10: 1743098987
ISBN 13: 9781743098981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory Trap Book Review:

Winner of the 2015 Melbourne Prize Best Writing Award. A novel about memory, music, friendship, family rifts and reconciliation, this is a beautiful, intelligent read. Nina Jameson, an international consultant on memorial projects based in London, has been happily married to Daniel for twelve years. When her life falls apart she accepts a job in her hometown of Melbourne. There she joins her sister, Zoe, embroiled in her own problems with Elliot, an American biographer of literary women. And she finds herself caught up in age-old conflicts of two friends from her past: the celebrated pianist Ramsay Blake and his younger brother, Sean. All these people have been treading thin ice for far too long. Nina arrives home to find work, loves and entrenched obsessions under threat. A rich and compelling story of marriage, music, the illusions of love and the deceits of memory, THE MEMORY TRAP's characters are real, flawed and touchingly human.

The Trysting Tree

The Trysting Tree
Author: Linda Gillard
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2016-09-11
ISBN 10: 9781535190497
ISBN 13: 1535190493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Trysting Tree Book Review:

A century of secrets... Four women live in the shadow of the Trysting Tree. All have something to hide. 1916 A man without a memory walks away from the Somme battlefield, while a young woman grieves beneath the tree that will guard her secret for a hundred years. 2015Ann de Freitas doesn't remember what she witnessed when she was five. The truth lies buried in the beech wood, forgotten for forty years. Can love unlock Ann's heart and mind? Connor Grenville is restoring the walled garden where his grandmother, Ivy used to play. Before her death, she tried to destroy the family archive. Who was Ivy trying to protect? And why? When a storm fells the Trysting Tree, revealing a century-old love hidden in its hollow heart, Ann and Connor begin to sift through the past in search of answers. What they discover changes everything. "The story doesn't start here. I need to go back. Back to a time when the beech tree still stood, when I didn't know the truth about my family and Connor didn't know the truth about his. Right back to a time when the twentieth century was young and the beech still kept its secrets..." REVIEW "This moving dual-time story celebrates the power of love to overcome the darkest memories and deepest losses. Linda Gillard proves yet again that she can write compelling stories about characters who may bow, but don't break. THE TRYSTING TREE will keep you spellbound." Lorna Fergusson, author of THE CHASE.

The Memory Weaver

The Memory Weaver
Author: Jane Kirkpatrick
Publsiher: Revell
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 1441228209
ISBN 13: 9781441228208
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Memory Weaver Book Review:

Eliza Spalding Warren was just a child when she was taken hostage by the Cayuse Indians during a massacre in 1847. Now the young mother of two children, Eliza faces a different kind of dislocation; her impulsive husband wants them to make a new start in another territory, which will mean leaving her beloved home and her departed mother's grave--and returning to the land of her captivity. Eliza longs to know how her mother, an early missionary to the Nez Perce Indians, dealt with the challenges of life with a sometimes difficult husband and with her daughter's captivity. When Eliza is finally given her mother's diary, she is stunned to find that her own memories are not necessarily the whole story of what happened. Can she lay the dark past to rest and move on? Or will her childhood memories always hold her hostage? Based on true events, The Memory Weaver is New York Times bestselling author Jane Kirkpatrick's latest literary journey into the past, where threads of western landscapes, family, and faith weave a tapestry of hope inside every pioneering woman's heart. Readers will find themselves swept up in this emotional story of the memories that entangle us and the healing that awaits us when we bravely unravel the threads of the past.

The Sideman

The Sideman
Author: Caro Ramsay
Publsiher: Canongate Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-05-07
ISBN 10: 183885102X
ISBN 13: 9781838851026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sideman Book Review:

'Brilliant . . . twisting the tension tauter with each page' Guardian 'The dialogue crackles and the search for the killer has surprising twists and turns' Observer Inside a beautiful Victorian family home in Glasgow’s West End, a mother and her young son are found brutally murdered. DI Costello is furious and knows exactly who did it, George Haggerty, the husband and father. The only problem is that Haggerty has a cast-iron alibi – the police themselves caught him speeding on the A9 at the time of the murders. But Costello can’t let it go. Determined to expose Haggerty as a ruthless killer, she’s gone solo. DCI Colin Anderson has no time to ponder his partner of twenty years going rogue, as his own cases are piling up. But Costello’s absence becomes increasingly worrying. Has she completely disappeared following the tracks of a dangerous man?