Book Review: The Memory Child by Steena Holmes

Diane and Brian both mapped their careers out and talked about having children, but when Diane falls pregnant, her doubts about being a mother surface, particularly after her own mother’s tragic postpartum psychosis. Brian tries to stem the time he spends travelling abroad for work but inevitably has to go away. At the start of the book we see Diane coping with being away from Brian and taking care of Grace with the help of their nurse/nanny/housekeeper, but all is not as it seems.

A painful tale of one woman’s experience of pregnancy and be warned this book does not sugar coat the reality and heartbreak of Diane’s situation. I did predict where it was going but it still gave me heartache to read the conclusion. I found the narrative verbose and slow at times but the story has a tremendous impact.

Definitely not a book for fans of lighthearted reads or happily ever after.

Available to read for free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Links To Book

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Goodreads

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