The Memory Game
The Memory Game is a haunting psychological thriller from the Top Ten bestselling author, Nicci French
You remember an idyllic childhood. But your memory is deceitful. And possibly deadly...
When a skeleton is unearthed in the Martellos' garden, Jane Martello is shocked to learn it's that of her childhood friend, Natalie, who went missing twenty-five years ago. Encourage...more
I just couldn't take to the main character (a sign of how unispired I was that I finished this book 10 minutes ago and have already forgotten her name...) and was quickly fed up of her 'I need a cigarette', 'I'm having a cigarette', 'I am smoking my last cigarette' and so on, ALL the way through. I also found the othe ...more
Overall the characters were not very likeable and I got rather irritated with Jane and her “I had a cigarette…, I needed a cigarette…” - she was a heavy smoker, we get the picture! I didn’t think this was as good as the write-up suggested, but I did enjoy it, although from reading on Amazon afterwards, I gather that this is one of the weaker ones and that they do improve ...more
How odd. I've read plenty of this sort of book, it isn't the best written (or the worst by any means). It even has the kiss of death of ...more
This year I have listened to Nicci French's Frieda Klein series which I have loved. I have finished the series up to Saturday and I was eager to try their standalone thrillers. Apparently The Memory Game was the first collaboration for Nicci Gerrard and Sean French.
This book was set in 1995 and it was like a different world. It made me laugh, Jane smoking in pubs, listening to cassettes and the police using carbon paper oh how times have changed.
The Memory Game was a ...more
Before I begin the review, I'd like to mention that one of the first books that really moved me as a reader (and actually made me want to write my own novel) was the psychological-thriller called Beneath the Skin, by Nicci French. I had immediately been drawn to the dark and frightening 'stalker' plot, the closeness of the first-person point of ...more
This isn't the best Nicci Fren ...more
Just as I expected, once i put the book down for a whole day I couldn’t get myself to pick it up again. About 70% in I didn’t care about the ending anymore, I considered giving up and not finishing the book.
So... I finished it and let me tell you that ending was not worth the wait. The plot wasn’t bad, the problem is the excitement died down so much before getting the ...more
-unnatural dialogue and actions from characters
-outdated and harmful attitudes on various issues
-boring, unsympathetic characters
-boring, stretched out plot and rushed ending
After page 200 it was starting to get enjoyable though, at first I thought the plot was ...more
The protagonist, an architect, is supervising the construction of a guest house on her former in-laws' Shropshire estate when the excavation reveals human remains proving to be those of the family's daughter who vanished 25 years ago. Her own dissatisfaction with the police investigation leads back through a memory trail that may or may n ...more
Later the books gets better and there are some plot twists. I enjoyed reading the book, but it's no masterpiece.
I would reccomend this book to anyone who enjoys mysteries and it kept me gripped the whole way through and the plot twists are amazing as well
All i can say is WOW!!!!!!!!!
|What's the Name o...: SOLVED. Fiction: The main character is this girl whose friend's murder happened when they were very young, her killer is a mystery. She uses hypnosis to remember lost memories. Spoilers ahead. [s]||8||37||May 30, 2018 03:19PM|
|*spoiler* question near the ending.||1||19||Feb 26, 2013 02:22AM|
Nicci Gerrard was born in June 1958 in Worcestershire. After graduating with a first class honours degree in English Literature from Oxford University, she began her first job, working with emotionally disturbed children in Sheffield. In that same year she married journalist Colin Hughes.
In the early eighties she taught English Literature ...more