Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Memory Thief by Emily Colin

Title: The Memory Thief
Author: Emily Colin
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Release Date: August 21st, 2012
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback
Acquired: From Publisher
Age Group: Adult

When Madeleine Kimble’s husband Aiden dies in a mountain climbing accident, Maddie can only think of his earnest promise to return to her and their young son. Aiden’s best friend J.C. feels great remorse over his inability to save him, but J.C.’s grief is also seasoned with the guilt of loving Maddie through the years. Meanwhile, across the country another young man wakes up in a hospital and finds that his memories have been wiped clean, and replaced with haunting dreams of a beautiful woman and a five year old boy whom he feels driven to find. What Nicholas Sullivan discovers upon his journey is utterly unexpected—and it will change all of their lives, especially Maddie’s

For starters, this book was amazing! It was an excellent break from all the erotica that I was reading (and I was reading enough to make me feel like a pervert) and I am so glad that I got the chance to interview the author!

This book reminded me of something that Jodi Picoult would write (and I love Jodi Picoult) so I was connecting well with this book! The touching moments - the one's that leave you breathless, the one's that leave you gasping, the one's that you will always remember - this book had it all.

I found myself in tears and hoping for the best. I didn't want to think of the worst, because it would just break my heart, but as I read and read, I realized that it wasn't as bad as I expected!

After Maddie begs her husband Aiden not to go mountain climbing, her worst fears are realized when she hears news of his death. The book shifts from various viewpoints, something I personally like. It helps, especially when authors like Colin's start to present pieces of the puzzle in those viewpoints.

This novel was heart-warming/breaking, it made a dozen emotions run through me, and I just loved every second of it!

The moment I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. If you are a Jodi Picoult fan, even Nicholas Sparks, this book is for you! It touches so close to home sometimes, I just had to wonder how the author was able to write this!

It was a beautiful story. Worth checking out!

1 comment:

Emily Colin said...

Thank you so much for the fantastic review--so glad you loved the book!
Best, Emily