The Memory Chamber
By Holly Cave
An afterlife of your own design, what could go wrong? The dark and gripping thriller from an exciting new voice in speculative fiction.
YOU ARE GOING TO DIE.
YOU CAN PRESERVE A HANDFUL OF SPECIAL MEMORIES FOR EVER.
WHICH ONES WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
True death is a thing of the past. Now you can spend the rest of eternity re-living your happiest memories: that first kiss, falling in love, the birth of your children, enjoyed on loop for ever and ever.
Isobel is a Heaven Architect, and she helps dying people create afterlives from these memories. So when she falls for Jarek, one of her terminal - and married - clients, she knows that while she cannot save him, she can create the most beautiful of heavens, just for him.
But when Jarek's wife is found dead, Isobel uncovers a darker side of the world she works within, and she can trust no one with what she finds...
The Memory Chamber is a thrilling and original story which vaults the reader into a world that is terrifyingly close to our own, where we can avoid everything we fear - even death itself. But can we ever escape the truth?
'A sensational thriller not to be missed' Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
'Strikingly original and impossible to put down' John Marrs, author of The One
Holly Cave was born in sunny Torquay in 1983. She received a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London, after which she spent four years working at the Science Museum in London. After a career break to travel the world, Holly became a freelance writer and now writes about science for non-expert audiences alongside her fiction. She lives in Bedford with her husband, baby son and dog. The Memory Chamber is her first novel with Quercus UK, although she wrote a number of unpublished works with her father on his typewriter in the 1990s.
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20 Sep 2018
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A sensational thriller not to be missed — Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
Strikingly original and impossible to put down; one of those novels that stays with you long after you reach the final page. Holly has created a fictitious world that feels impossibly real; a story that you wish you had written — John Marrs, author of The One
Hugely ambitious . . .The Memory Chamber is vivid, compelling, and thought-provoking. Utterly original - I couldn't put it down. SUPERB — Will Dean, author of Dark Pines
A wonderful, original thriller. Check it out — CJ Tudor, author of The Chalk Man