The Memory Wood (Hardback)Sam Lloyd (author)
The Memory Wood tells the tale of two emotionally damaged adolescents and the unbearably tense game of cat and mouse that develops between the two of them when one discovers the other, who has been abducted.
Chilling, moving and unputdownable, The Memory Wood is a thriller like no other.
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: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 611 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 35 mm
'I was pulled into The Memory Wood from the very first page-it grabs you by the throat and doesn't let you go. It's an intense, atmospheric, and truly original thriller. Put everything else aside when you enter the Memory Wood, including your expectations...' - Shari Lapena
'What a book! I haven't read anything quite this exciting since Room. You think all the stories have been told, then something like this comes along. Wonderful.' - Emma Curtis
'Remarkable. Stunning prose and compulsive reading. It's undoubtedly the best thriller I've read in a long, long time.' - Lesley Kara
'I was captivated by The Memory Wood - a beautifully told, dark and chilling tale.' - Renee Knight
'Brilliant writing, a terrifying story, and characters so real it feels like you know them. If you enjoy dark, twisty thrillers that stay with you, read this book.' - Samantha Downing
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