It starts with a chance sighting: a face from her past, someone Beth hasn’t thought about for years. Suddenly she feels a terrifying wave of panic – the flash of a memory, of crushing weight and pain, and the flicker of firelight and smoke. Something in Beth’s past has been disturbed… And nothing will ever be the same again.
You’ve started to remember…
Beth never had any reason to doubt her peaceful, happy upbringing. Then she suddenly starts getting awful flashes of an event from her past – a vicious attack from an unknown person. And she thinks it could be more than just a nightmare. But how could she forget something this big?
Someone wants you to forget…
With no husband or boyfriend to turn to, she asks her trusted family and old friends for reassurance, only to hear that it must all be in her head. Meanwhile, the flashes get stronger, more frightening, and more details start to come back to her – details she knows she couldn’t have invented. But these are people who have known her all her life and have her best interests at heart. Who should she believe?
What will you risk to discover the truth?
Beth is determined to understand the meaning of these memories even if it means going it alone. But is she prepared for what she will find? Because the truth will ruin someone’s life – and they will stop at nothing to keep the past forgotten.
You close your eyes when you go to sleep. You close your eyes when you want to relax. You close your eyes when you want to think about something, but you also close your eyes when to don’t want to see something or pretend it did not happen. Sometimes you have to close your eyes when you have to bring something back whether you want it to or not.
A lot of things happen during your life. Good and bad, funny and sad, happy and devastating. You can’t remember them all. In your mind you only keep a selection stored. The most memorable ones you can relive many times, but some need a trigger to resurface because they are in a hidden drawer in your head and you threw away the key.
Suddenly a smell, a colour, a person can unlock a memory that makes you feel warm inside, but sometimes it only fills you with dread and anxiety and you can’t recall why. The question is: Do you really want to find out or it is better left alone?
A great book in my opinion. Did I have an inkling? Yes. Was I right about my suspect? Yes, but I did not mind that at all. I had a wonderful time reading this story. 5 stars
Thank you, Beverley Harvey and Bookouture
About the author
Throughout Beverley’s many years spent working in advertising and PR, she had always wanted to write fiction. In 2015 a creative writing course inspired her debut novel, Seeking Eden, which was published in 2017. The sequel, Eden Interrupted, soon followed. Beverley’s third novel – her first with Bookouture – fulfils a long-time goal to publish a psychological thriller.
Born in Yorkshire, and raised in Kent, Beverley currently lives in West Sussex with her partner and their adorable terrier. When not writing, you’ll find her reading, walking the dog or listening to rock music.