Monday, May 5, 2014

The Memory Child by Steena Holmes

The Memory Child by Steena Holmes had me by PAGE 1!!  Such an incredibly powerful & moving account of one woman's struggle with her past - her present; her fears and her strengths, her genetics and her hope.  I was floored.  This is one that will stay with me for years to come - much like I loved Still Alice by Lisa Genova, The Memory Child ranks right up there with one of my favorites.  I had to leave a few days to let the whole story sink in and process my thoughts before writing a review - cause it's not till the end that you realize the magnitude of what's taken place.  I can't say anything more - because this way this story unfolds layer after layer is truly perfection and I don't want to spoil a single thing.

SO good.  I highly recommend this one to everyone!!!  Thank you so much to NetGalley for the opportunity to receive an advance copy of The Memory Child by Steena Holmes, and you can get your own copy by going here!

Description: When Brian finds out that his wife, Diane, is pregnant, he is elated. He's been patiently waiting for twelve years to become a father. But Diane has always been nervous about having children because of her family's dark past. The timing of the pregnancy also isn't ideal - Diane has just been promoted, and Brian is being called away to open a new London office for his company. 

Fast-forward one year: being a mother has brought Diane a sense of joy that she'd never imagined and she's head over heels for her new baby, Grace. But things are far from perfect: Brian has still not returned from London, and Diane fears leaving the baby for even a moment. As unsettling changes in those around Diane began to emerge, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems. 

A woman's dark past collides head-on with her mysterious present in this surreal and gripping family drama.

Rating: *****

Recommend: Without any hesitation!