Book Review: The Memories We Bury

Hello and Welcome to my stop for The Memories We Bury Tour hosted by R&R Book Tours….Thank you!! ❤


The Memories We Bury By Helene Andrea Leuschel

Publication Date: April 17th, 2020

Genre: Contemporary/ Psychological Suspense

An emotionally charged and captivating novel about the complexities of female friendship and motherhood.

Lizzie Thomson has landed her first job as a music teacher, and after a whirlwind romance with Markus, the newlywed couple move into a beautiful new home in the outskirts of Edinburgh. Lizzie quickly befriends their neighbour Morag, an elderly, resourceful yet lonely widow, who’s own children rarely visit her. Everything seems perfect in Lizzie’s life until she finds out she is pregnant and her relationship with both Morag and Markus change beyond her control.

Can Lizzie really trust Morag and why is Markus keeping secrets from her?

In ‘The Memories We Bury’ the author explores the dangerous bonds we can create with strangers and how past memories can cast long shadows over the present.

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I truly loved reading The Memories We Bury!!!

The first two chapters starts with the first being from Lizzy‘s perspective on present time (which is 2016 in the book), where we get to know that she’s a mother to a nearly 3 years old baby boy named Jamie and she also mentions some aspects/memories from her childhood. The second one is from Morag‘s POV; who is apparently sad about the loss of Lizzy and Jamie…… Pretty interesting, right?!?

The story then is told from 3 years earlier (Novembre 2013 to be exact), and the chapters are alternated between Lizzy‘s and Morag‘s perspectives…..Which I found really MORE Thrilling and attracting to be honest, since I got to know both sides better.

As I was reading, I got to understand Lizzy‘s character better and I quite empathized with her, though I didn’t quite like some of her choices. As of Morag, she’s quite different character and I had a hard time trying to sort out how I feel about her. I must admit though that I suspected Every.Single.Person by the final chapters since I didn’t really know who exactly to trust!! except Jamie, he’s just too cute to be considered anything but that!

I loved the writing style the author used, it was pretty greatly well-put and it added more flavor to the book overall you got what I mean?!?


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