Friday, March 28, 2014


The Memory Child
by Steena Holmes

Publisher: Lake Union
Pages: 245
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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.


Kritters Thoughts:  Diane had a horrific childhood and is still recovering and because of the events that occurred she has feared becoming a mother and becoming like her mother.  She becomes pregnant at a time where her and her husband are both seeing positive changes in their professional lives, but she still continues with the pregnancy.

Told in through both Diane's point of view and her husband Brian's this story was told both in the past moving forward and in the present moving forward - I loved it!  I loved how Brian was narrating the story of her pregnancy and how they were trying to make a home to start the family, while Diane was dealing with the present.  As always, there is a major plot twist that I will absolutely not reveal or even hint at because it was worth it!  

I read this book in one night, I couldn't put it down and had to know the entire truth of the story.  As a professional woman, it was nice to read a book with a woman who is hesitant about having children and not feeling the baby fever!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row


Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Booksparks PR.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.


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