The Memory Wood

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Penguin Random House, Feb 18, 2020 - Abduction - 377 pages
"Elijah has lived in the Memory Wood for as long as he can remember. It's the only home he's ever known. Elissa has only just arrived. And she'll do everything she can to escape. When Elijah stumbles across thirteen-year-old Elissa, in the woods where her abductor is hiding her, he refuses to alert the police. Because in his twelve years, Elijah has never had a proper friend. And he doesn't want Elissa to leave. Not only that, Elijah knows how this can end. After all, Elissa isn't the first girl he's found inside the Memory Wood. As her abductor's behaviour grows more erratic, Elissa realises that outwitting strange, lonely Elijah is her only hope of survival. Their cat-and-mouse game of deception and betrayal will determine both their fates, and whether either of them will ever leave the Memory Wood . . ."--Publisher's description.

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This is an excellent psychological study as well as a page turner. I listened to this story which was very well read, although occasionally I got a little confused with the flashbacks. Wow! I couldn’t put it down Read full review

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Wow! I thought this book was amazing. It's both a conventional thriller and a psychological thriller and I was totally gripped by it. There are three stories in this book, that of Elissa, Elijah and ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Sam Lloyd grew up in Hampshire, making up stories and building secret hideaways in his local woods. These days he lives in Surrey with his wife, three young sons and a dog that likes to howl. His debut thriller, The Memory Wood, was published to huge critical acclaim in 2020. His second thriller will be published in 2021.

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