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Tell me an ending by Jo Harkin

Publication Date 12 May 2022

What if you didn't have to live with your worst memories?

Across the world, thousands of people are shocked to receive an email telling them that they once chose to have a traumatic memory removed. Now they are being given the chance to get that memory back.

For Mei, William, Oscar and Finn there is a piece missing, but they're not sure what. And each of them must decide if the truth is worth the pain, or better left unknown.

For Noor, who works at the memory clinic Nepenthe, the process of reinstating their patients' memories begins to shake the moral foundations of her world.

As she delves deeper into the programme, she will have to risk everything to uncover the true human cost of this miraculous technology.

Five Star Review

I love fiction set in the real world with a touch of speculative edge. So I was very excited when I read this premise and I certainly wasn't disappointed. Such a unique and thought provoking premise!

I guess we all have had bad memories that we wish we could forget but what it they were so traumatic that they stopped you from living your life to the fullest? Would you erase them if you could? Or would that be like removing a part of what made you the person you are? I thought about the ones I might erase as I raced through this stunning prose.

Each of the storylines were mysterious and engaging and I was gripped by them all. Wondering what was erased and how it would affect their life. There is great tension here and sharp astute observations. I particularly loved William's voice although the others were equally strong. I worried most for Oscar. And admired how the author created such complex characters that I deeply cared for.

Brilliant storytelling and ingenious world setting. I raced through the book desperate to find out how all the stories ended. I highly recommend you read it or your missing out on an extraordinary and powerful tale. Click on the cover to buy.

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