Blog Tour: The Memory by Lucy Dawson

December 6, 2018 Blog Tour, Book review 0 ★★★★

When I saw there was going to be a blog tour for The Memory by Lucy Dawson, of course I was going to jump on.  After all Lucy Dawson is one of my go-to favourite authors for a twisty, jarring read.

Thanks to Bookouture for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Blog Tour: The Memory by Lucy DawsonThe Memory by Lucy Dawson
Published by Bookouture on 6 Dec 2018
Genres: Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Format: eARC
Source: Blog Tour
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She’ll never forget… I’ll never forgive.

People always notice my daughter, Isobel. How could they not? Extraordinarily beautiful... until she speaks.

An unsettling, little-girl voice, exactly like a child’s, but from the mouth of a full-grown woman.

Izzie might look grown-up, but inside she’s trapped. Caught in the day it happened… the day that broke her from within. Our family fell apart that day, and we never could pick up the pieces.

A haunting domestic drama about families and secrets, perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn, Shalini Boland and Lisa Jewell.

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First Line of The Memory by Lucy Dawson

“He asked me out again as the class was about to start, while kids were taking their shoes and socks off.”

My thoughts on The Memory by Lucy Dawson

I was a little nervous when I started reading this book, as I didn’t immediately take to the characters.  And that is a strange experience for me with Lucy Dawson, as I usually find her characters relatable and I instantly click.  However the more I read, the more I realised that due to events in the past, I scarcely knew the characters, and I had to give them a chance.

The plot is a lovely slow burn, that had me flipping pages quickly to get to the bottom of the strange events.  In particular I was intrigued to see what memory the title was referring to, as I was sure it wasn’t the obvious contender.  The setting is dark, eerie and very, very ominous .  We’re talking Ouija boards, Voodoo dolls and all kinds of ghoulish elements and I was a little jumpy at times reading it.

Like most of this author’s books, I can’t say much about the actual plot, as it’s a huge spoiler.  But I loved the direction it ending up taking, and the ending was hugely satisfying.

The bottom line: It took a while to settle in to it, but then I loved it!


Rating Report
Did I feel it?
Overall: four-stars


Who should read The Memory by Lucy Dawson

I’d recommend this to you if you like creepy domestic-noir type thrillers, clever plotlines, and hints of paranormal activity. Fans of Shalini BolandLiz Nugent and Paula Hawkins should also enjoy this one.


Check out some of the other tour stops below.

About Lucy Dawson

e been writing psychological suspense novels since 2008, when my first bestseller – His Other Lover – was published. I write full time (mostly on the playroom sofa) from my home in Devon, where I live with my husband and children. Before that, I used to edit a magazine for six to twelve year old girls for a living, making absolutely no use whatsoever of my psychology degree from Warwick University, but it was a lot of fun. 

I'm addicted to writing about the extraordinary things that can happen to ordinary people - stories that jump in at the deep end, with a gasp. When readers take the time out to let me know they've stayed up all night because they couldn't put the book down, it makes my day. 

I really enjoy catching up with readers and always reply to emails. You can reach me at I’m also on Twitter @lucydawsonbooks and have a Facebook page at lucydawsonbooks. Alternatively you can download a free short story of mine at or if you want to look at a lot of pictures of the beach and books that I'm reading, find me on Instagram at lucydawsonbooks.

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