An emotionally charged and captivating novel about the complexities of female friendship and motherhood
Lizzie Thomson has landed her first job as a music teacher, and after a whirlwind romance with Markus, the newlywed couple move into a beautiful new home in the outskirts of Edinburgh. Lizzie quickly befriends their neighbour Morag, an elderly, resourceful yet lonely widow, whose own children rarely visit her. Everything seems perfect in Lizzie’s life until she finds out she is pregnant and her relationship with both Morag and Markus change beyond her control.
Can Lizzie really trust Morag and why is Markus keeping secrets from her?
In The Memories We Bury the author explores the dangerous bonds we can create with strangers and how past memories can cast long shadows over the present.
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The memories we bury is a fascinating, gripping psychological thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed. One of the themes of this book is the impact that our childhood can have on us and how it can continue to affect us into adulthood. This wasn’t something I’d thought much about before so I found these parts of the book especially interesting.
I really liked Lizzie and felt a lot of sympathy towards her as I know how lonely it can get being a mum and how overwhelmed you can feel as your life changes irrevocably. I found I warmed to her instantly and enjoyed following her throughout the book.
The story was a bit of a slow starter but if soon picked up and absorbed into the interesting story. My opinion kept changing about how the book would end which I thought was very clever and ensured I kept reading as I was very intrigued.
Huge thanks to Emma from Damp Pebbles Tours for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
Helene Andrea Leuschel gained a Master in Journalism & Communication, which led to a career in radio and television in Brussels, London and Edinburgh. She later acquired a Master in Philosophy, specializing in the study of the mind. Helene has a particular interest in emotional, psychological and social well-being and this led her to write her first novel, Manipulated Lives, a fictional collection of five novellas, each highlighting the dangers of interacting with narcissists. She lives with her husband and two children in Portugal. Please find out more about Helene at heleneleuschel.com or on Facebook and Twitter.