A creepy and sinister psychological novel!
I received this advanced copy in order to take part in the Love Books Tours blog tour.
The Memories We Bury by H.A. Leuschel
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.
4 / 5
If you’re looking for a book that will leave you with a permanent knot in your stomach throughout, then this is it!
It’s told from Lizzie and Morag’s point of view as we go back in time to see how events unfolded. Everything starts off well until little things start happening, comments are made and at times I just wanted to scream at Lizzie to make her realise what was happening.
This is definitely a character driven story as we delve into the backgrounds of both Lizzie and Morag, who each having troubled lives and memories they wish to bury. They have dark pasts and the experiences they went through play a part as to how they behave now, from obsessive and manipulative to needing love.
This is a steady paced book that slowly builds the atmosphere bit by bit which really makes it feel quite sinister in places. It is definitely one of those books that will mess with your head and will have you questioning whether what you think is happening is really happening!
I don’t want to say too much more without giving the plot away because I feel like you just need to go with it to really feel how Lizzie feels.
Overall it’s a brilliant psychological novel that will have you on the edge of your seat until the very final line which will send shivers down your spine!