We’re delighted to be sharing Laura’s thoughts on tour today for Fiona Harper’s latest novel, The Memory Collector.
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: HQ; First edition edition (6 Sept. 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0008216959
- ISBN-13: 978-0008216955
Heather Lucas lives her life through other people’s memories.
Heather doesn’t want to remember her childhood, not when her mother’s extreme hoarding cast her family life into disarray.
For Heather’s mother, every possession was intimately connected to a memory, so when Heather uncovers a secret about her past that could reveal why her mother never let anything go, she knows there’s only one place she’ll find answers – behind the locked door of her spare room, where the remains of her mother’s hoard lie hidden.
As Heather uncovers both objects and memories, will the truth set her free? Or will she discover she’s more like her mother than she ever thought possible?
A powerful, uplifting story about love, loss and the things we leave behind, perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine and The Keeper of Lost Things.
Available to purchase in digital, paperback and audio formats.
The story is told in the past and present and written about Heather, a 32 year old woman with missing memories from her childhood. Her mother an extreme boarder held onto objects as memories and this destroyed her family in the process.
Heather begins to uncover her childhood memories and the reader gets to witness these in the chapters from the past. These help her to resolve her own issues around an event which happened when she was six.
The pace is brilliant between the past and present and I enjoyed the characters of her sister and neighbour, Jason.
The Memory Collector is an uplifting story which has inspired me to look at my own possessions and decide whether I hold onto belongings due to an emotional attachment or need.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was emotional, compelling and very touching. A great read.
I will be looking out for more books written by Fiona Harper.
Coming from two generations of journalists, writing was in Fiona Harper’s genes. As a child she was constantly teased for having her nose in a book and living in a dream world. Things haven’t changed much since then, but at least in writing she’s found a use for her runaway imagination! She loves dancing, cooking, reading and watching a good romance. Fiona lives in London with her family.
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