The Memory Box by Eva Lesko Natiello :: Book Review


The Memory Box

by Eva Lesko Natiello

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First published 2014, Kobo Writing Life

Goodreads Average Rating: 3.51

Francesca M. Healy (5)


In this gripping psychological thriller, a group of privileged suburban moms amuse themselves by Googling everyone in town, digging up dirt to fuel thorny gossip. Caroline Thompson, devoted mother of two, sticks to the moral high ground and attempts to avoid these women. She’s relieved to hear her name appears only three times, citing her philanthropy. Despite being grateful that she has nothing to hide, a delayed pang of insecurity prods Caroline to Google her maiden name—which none of the others know.

The hits cascade like a tsunami. Caroline’s terrified by what she reads. An obituary for her sister, JD? That’s absurd. With every click, the revelations grow more alarming. They can’t be right. She’d know. Caroline is hurled into a state of paranoia—upending her blissful family life—desperate to prove these allegations false before someone discovers they’re true.

The disturbing underpinnings of The Memory Box expose a story of deceit, misconceptions, and an obsession for control. With its twists, taut pacing, and psychological tenor, Natiello’s page-turning suspense cautions: Be careful what you search for.

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Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell :: Sequel Reveal?

ATTENTION! I hereby proclaim that The Queen of all YAs is finally coming back!

On her 3rd of June Instagram post, Rainbow Rowell published what seemingly is a promotional poster for something. Packed with a title and a year, the author dropped the image with no caption at all for us to wonder. Growing up with a music enthusiast father, my initial reaction was to scream my lungs out: “CARRY ON MY WAYWARD SON!!!!!!” (That surely is complete with headbangs and guitar mimics.) That’s even before I noticed that the guys in the illustration appear to be our dearest Simon Snow and Tyrannus Basilton Grimm-Pitch!


Being the biggest Rainbow Rowell aficionado that I am, I tried to recall if there is something I have to confirm this madness. Eureka! On her 10th of February newsletter, she revealed that a new YA novel is in progress; something related to Carry On?

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2017 haroojerie Reading Challenge

Happy New Year! Another year has passed, and as another one comes, I am pretty sure we are all excited to write on this blank book called 2017 with new and exciting memories that we have not yet tried during the past years. Looking back, I never tried to have a fixed reading list and I just read whatever book that interests me at the moment. This year, I would like to set a goal so I can train myself to focus on a certain list, basically, to avoid spontaneous decisions in reading and in real life.

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