Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Memory Box Book Review

I have another thriller/drama book to share with you today that I think you would enjoy reading. It's called The Memory Box written by Eva Lesko Natiello.
In this gripping psychological thriller, Caroline Thompson, Googles herself and discovers a past she doesn't remember. HOUSTON WRITERS GUILD 2014 MANUSCRIPT AWARD WINNER .
What would you do if you Googled yourself and uncovered something shocking? In this page turner suspense, 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. 
My Thoughts:
I don't know about you guys, but I have never Googled myself because I really don't want to know what the heck a bunch of people off the internet think about me! How could anyone really know someone just from looking at them that way?
Needless to say, Caroline does do that unthinkable thing and is stunned with what she uncovers. She finds out things that are disturbing to say the least because she is convinced that none of those things really happened. Thank goodness it's all in her maiden name and none of her friends know that last name or else she would be mortified!
I bet people get away with all kinds of things, which makes me wonder, is there not like a Super Internet Cop who polices all these kinds of things to make sure people aren't getting ripped off or slandered?
But, seriously, this is a very disturbing tale of one woman who has to make sense out of what is going on and try to put a stop to this very upsetting development, but more importantly, she needs to know if these things have really happened to herself and her family.
Happy Reading!
About the Author:
EVA LESKO NATIELLO award winning author of The Memory Box A HOUSTON WRITERS GUILD 2014 MANUSCRIPT AWARD WINNER and THE WRITER MAGAZINE 2012 FINALIST BEST SHORT STORY WINNER. She is a graduate of The State University of NY at Albany with a degree in psychology (which helps her to understand the "nuance" of her characters...). Eva is a native of Yonkers, NY and currently lives in suburban New Jersey with her husband and two children.
THE MEMORY BOX, a debut novel, frequents the Kindle Top 100 Paid List. When Eva's not writing suspense novels, she writes humorous musings about life's ironies on her blog. She loves the creative process: painting, gardening, singing or re-purposing (though many D.I.Y. projects have been fraught with disaster, it doesn't seem to stop her).

Eva is incredibly grateful to her readers for their enthusiasm--when they take time to write reviews, get in touch or spread the word. She is currently at work 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 you.


fee roberts said...

This sounds like a very intriguing story, and a very interesting story line. I have never Googled myself, but now I'm not sure that I would want to! Thanks for the great review.