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The Memory Wood by Sam Lloyd

The Memory Wood

Sam Lloyd

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Category: Thrillers, Fiction
Imprint: Bantam Press
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 20 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9781787631847

You think all the stories have been told, then something like this comes along' Emma Curtis, author of The Night You Left'I was captivated by The Memory Wood - a beautifully told, dark and chilling tale' Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer 'The Memory Wood is impossible to put down.

4 stars out of 5
Alison Flood
24 Feb 2020

"The dreamy nature of the story slowly dissipates as the danger deepens"

There’s a nightmarish, fairytale quality to Sam Lloyd’s debut thriller, which switches between timelines and perspectives: the horrors Elissa’s mother is going through; the strange life Elijah leads; the brilliantly sharp mind of Elissa as she weighs up her options for escape. And then, painfully and honestly, there’s the world of DS Mairead MacCullagh, who might be exactly the right woman for the job, but is also trying to ignore the miscarriage she might be in the middle of. The dreamy nature of the story slowly dissipates as the danger deepens, leaving this reader with pounding heart and sweating palms.