Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Memory Painter Book Review

I have a really great book to share with you today called The Memory Painter written by Gwendolyn Womack that I think you will really love reading.

Two lovers who have traveled across time. A team of scientists at the cutting edge of memory research. A miracle drug that unlocks an ancient mystery.

Bryan Pierce is an internationally famous artist whose paintings have dazzled the world. But there's a secret to his success: Every canvas is inspired by an unusually vivid dream. When Bryan awakes, he possesses extraordinary new the ability to speak obscure languages and an inexplicable genius for chess. All his life, he has wondered if his dreams are recollections, if he is re-experiencing other people's lives. 
Linz Jacobs is a brilliant neurogeneticist, absorbed in decoding the genes that help the brain make memories, until she is confronted with an exact rendering of a recurring nightmare at one of Bryan's shows. She tracks down the elusive artist, and their meeting triggers Bryan's most powerful dream yet: visions of a team of scientists who, on the verge of discovering a cure for Alzheimer's, died in a lab explosion decades ago. 
As Bryan becomes obsessed with the mysterious circumstances surrounding the scientists' deaths, his dreams begin to reveal what happened at the lab, as well as a deeper mystery that may lead all the way to ancient Egypt. Together, Bryan and Linz start to discern a pattern. But a deadly enemy watches their every move, and he will stop at nothing to ensure that the past stays buried. 
A taut thriller and a timeless love story spanning six continents and 10,000 years of history, The Memory Painter by Gwendolyn Womack is a riveting debut novel unlike any you've ever read.
My Thoughts:
It took me a little while to understand what this book was about but once I got into the whole story, it really blew me away and I couldn't put it down until I had read the whole book! I stayed up until 5:00 am one night because I had to know how it finished!
The two main characters of this book, Bryan and Linz, come to realize that they have something in common. Of course, it is Bryan who catches on a lot quicker than Linz and even when confronted with evidence, she still resists the truth until something happens that she can no longer ignore.
It's filled with drama and suspense and will keep you on your toes throughout the book! It's one of those that you don't know what the next page will bring but it's worth the wait and I hope you will give it a try.
Even the villain in the book is not who you think it is and it will be the biggest surprise of all!
I am not sure if there will be a follow up book as the ending could be just that but there were many unanswered questions that it could possibly have a sequel. I for one would love to know what they do and did they find the hidden object and did it bring back what they hoped it would!
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
Originally from Houston, Texas, Gwendolyn Womack began writing theater plays in college while freezing in the tundra at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. During that time she lived in St. Petersburg, Russia on an independent study working with theater companies. She went on to receive an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Directing theater and film where she was encouraged to write her own material. After graduating she focused on writing feature screenplays and was a semi-finalist in the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship.
In 2009 she moved to Japan and began to write THE MEMORY PAINTER the following year.
Currently she resides in Southern California with her husband and son where she can be found at the keyboard working on her next novel.
Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.