The Memories We Bury Book Review

The memories we Bury was gifted to me exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Book: The memories we bury
Author: H.E Leuschel
Publication date: 17th April 2020
Genre: thriller
Rating: 3 stars


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.

My review

This is such an emotionally charged story exploring themes such as female friendships and obsession.

Starting this story I was very intrigued about what this story was actually about. Honestly as I read I still didnt really have an idea but continued to read due to the very easy writing and the fast pace of the story. This isn’t a very plot driven story but more of a character exploration of how trauma can affect people and how that trauma relates to relationships formed in later life.

This story really made me think and explored so many things that really made me stop and think. I never realised the many ways that manipulation can happen and how easily people can become manipulated.

Both our main characters have such distinct personalities and very easily distinguishable and go through so much development throughout the story which I really loved watching and following.

This is a great story exploring dark human nature. I would definitely recommend this book for lovers of psychological books.

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