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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.

©2014 Steena Holmes (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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The build up is what keeps it from being 4 stars

Good and the twists at the end we're really good but the build up made me think this wasn't going to be a mystery or thriller. The pacing was a bit slow.

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dufficult to put down

amazing story. well written. so captivating, surprising. loved it. narrator did a great job. i didnt want it to end.

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Wow

What a powerful story. Tears for sure
Narrator i love. As always she does a wonderful job

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Beautiful story

Kept me guessing till the very end. Heartbreaking story of mother and child. A must read.

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Ugh

Worst narration ever. Over done, over acted. Almost ruined the book for me. Story was good.

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So so

I predicted ending in first few chapters. very slow paced. almost didn't finish

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Good read.

Enjoyed the reading of the novel. The novel itself was good but sad. I would recommend this book .

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Couldn't stop listening

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I have recommended this book to others. The story explored all avenues of emotions, suspense, laughter, sorrow. You could actually see the events unfolding.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Memory Child?

One of the most memorable moments was when she describes the first time she saw her daughter and the feelings she had.

Have you listened to any of Amy McFadden’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Excellent.

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  • Patreesha
  • 05-09-16

Never Expected

I obviously liked the write-up and reviews of this book because I bought it twice. Once for my kindle and once from Audible. I enjoyed going between the two with them syncing all the time.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. All the way through I had questions that remained unanswered and certainly never expected the ending.