Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Memory Child

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.

This book was well written, and a fairly fast read.   It switched back and forth from the past to the present to give the reader and idea of what was happening a year before and a year later.

The story line was different, it lead the reader to assume different ideas about what was happening in the lives of the characters.     It leads you through the life of Diane, who's mother had suffered from postpartum psychosis.  As the author continues in the story the reader is cheering Diane along,  and then the surprise ending.

The author deals with the topic of postpartum psychosis, and gives the reader and understanding of what happens and what may be the cause.

 I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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