The Memory Chamber

The Memory Chamber

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'Vivid, compelling, and thought-provoking. Utterly original'
Will Dean, author of Dark Pines

'At last a book that has it all. So beautifully written. I loved it'
Amazon Reviewer


An afterlife of your own design - what could go wrong?

Isobel designs artificial 'heavens' for her clients, created from the memories they treasure most. She works for Oakley Associates, London's most prestigious firm of its kind. Her heavens are renowned for their beauty and perfection.

But Isobel crosses an ethical line when she falls for Jarek, a new - and married - client. Then, in the wake of his wife's murder, Isobel uncovers a darker and deadlier side of the world she works in. As her life starts falling apart, Isobel realises that nothing is as perfect as it seems, not even heaven itself...


'Wow! I started this book mid afternoon and finished it at 1:15 am. I just could not put it down'
Amazon Reviewer

'An elegant tale of love and loss, memory and murder, set in an edgy near-future'
Daily Mail
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 158 x 198 x 23mm | 256g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1786485370
  • 9781786485373
  • 1,071,644

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An elegant tale of love and loss, memory and murder, set in an edgy near-future Daily Mail
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An elegant tale of love and loss, memory and murder, set in an edgy near-future * Daily Mail * Captivating... A brilliantly executed whodunit with the added allure of a simmering romance. We loved it. 5 stars * Heat * Provocative . . . a thrilling read * Psychologies * A love story with a dark edge * My Weekly * Thought-provoking and totally absorbing, this is a mixture of clever science fiction and gripping thriller * Candis * The Memory Chamber is captivating from the first page * Daily Express * Cave expertly weaves science faction into a fast-paced murder-mystery storyline to create a gripping, suspense-packed thriller * The Countryman * A sensational thriller not to be missed * Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle * Strikingly original and impossible to put down; one of those novels that stays with you long after you reach the final page. * John Marrs, author of The One * There is something Black Mirror-y about this story * SciFiNow * Will mess with your head * Emerald Street * Vivid, compelling, and thought-provoking. Utterly original. * Will Dean, author of Dark Pines * A wonderful, original thriller. Check it out * CJ Tudor, author of The Chalk Man *
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About Holly Cave

Holly Cave was born in sunny Torquay in 1983. She received a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London, after which she spent four years working at the Science Museum in London. After a career break to travel the world, Holly became a freelance writer and now writes about science for non-expert audiences alongside her fiction. She lives in Bedford with her husband, baby son and dog. The Memory Chamber is her first novel with Quercus UK, although she wrote a number of unpublished works with her father on his typewriter in the 1990s.
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Rating details

510 ratings
3.58 out of 5 stars
5 21% (108)
4 32% (161)
3 35% (176)
2 9% (48)
1 3% (17)
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