The Memory: A gripping psychological thriller with a heart-stopping twist

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WOW WOW WOW... what a book, I started this book this morning and I have finished this evening… completely gripped me… be prepared to be give up your day, YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT IT DOWN!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


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.


Readers absolutely love The Memory:

A nail-biting novel that will drag you in quickly and only let’s up on the very last page! Such a great, intense book!Cloud of Thoughts, 5 stars


‘This is Lucy Dawson's best!... starts with a bang and twists and turns all the way through… definitely a suspenseful thriller.’ Goodreads reviewer


‘WOW WOW WOWwhat a book… talk about drawing you in, completely gripped me, had no idea who to believe… My head is still spinning from the twists and turns… highly recommend it but be prepared to be give up your day, YOU WILL NOT WANT TO PUT IT DOWN!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


My heart was in my mouth reading The MemoryDawson absolutely got me and held on tight. So compelling I couldn’t put it down. Another absolute cracker.’ Angela Clarke


‘I've just finished The Memory and am absolutely blown awayA dark and mysterious bookit creeped me out when I was reading late at night! I loved every second of this book. It was utterly compelling. The characters perfectly constructed, the secrets brilliantly revealed. An excellent read, perfect for these cold, dark evenings!’ Vikki Patis, author of The Diary, 5 stars


I had no idea where things were going and no idea how it would all end. There are a couple of big surprises and at least one genuinely chilling scene… Highly recommended.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


‘Kept me glued to the pages from start to finish. This is a well-written psychological thriller that will play with your mind.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


A 5 star read!… This was full of paranoia, deep dark secrets and a huge secret that made me fall off my chair!... Twisty, dark, deep, sometimes heartbreaking… 10 dark stars.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


A story that had me hooked and I read it in one day because I did not want to put it down.’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘I read this book with difficulty putting it down, the twist that kept going from chapter to chapter, you really didn’t know what to expectWritten very well, I would recommend it.’ Goodreads Reviewer


Buckle up this was quite the entertainer!... A fantastic suspenseful thriller.’ Goodreads Reviewer


‘The ending of the book was unexpected, took my breath away.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars


A very good psychological thriller… makes you keep turning the pages unable to put the book down till you reach the end. It was a quick read for me and I read it in one sitting making it a book I really enjoyed.’ Goodreads Reviewer


I loved this book, it had me completely turned around and I didn’t see what was coming. A compulsive read.’ For the Love of Books


Ratings and reviews

38 reviews
Linda Strong
November 17, 2018
A tragedy happened many years ago. Eve moved her daughter, Isobel, to an isolated home on the outskirts of town. Isobel is only 7 years old and sadly, she will remain at that age for a long time. Eve has decided to sell their home and move somewhere smaller and less expensive. When the new family arrives, their presence in the house with unearth a dark past that has long been buried. But secrets have a way of coming out of the shadows and into the light ... no matter how terrible they are. This is a hard one for me to review ... at least without spoilers of one kind or another. Suffice to say, what I thought was happening .. wasn't. The people involved weren't who I thought they were. The story premise is a good one ... kept me glued to the pages from start to finish. This is a well-written psychological thriller that will play with your mind .. and characters not easily forgotten. There are no secrets exposed until the very end .. and it's quite volatile. Many thanks to the author / Bookouture / Netgalley for the advanced digital copy of this psychological thriller. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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Jade M
December 29, 2018
Lucy, I started off this book actually a little underwhelmed. I found it different from your usual physiological thriller. Having said that I had trust in you & kept going back to it, I wasn't hooked but I went on! Well.... Just over half way through I got the usual need to carry on reading & finally had taken a gripping interest. The book came together & I couldn't foresee the scenarios that started to take place! By the final chapter I was in tears & angry at myself that I didn't credit you enough!
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Claudia Lopez-Muñiz
February 6, 2019
Many typos and grammatical errors, even made up words, are a major distraction. I expect that if something is deemed worthy to be published, it should be edited thoroughly, not to mention that I expect a writer to write well, the quality or appeal of the story line aside. On top of the questionable writing, the plot in this book wandered aimlessly at various points throughout.
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