Michael J Malone: Quicksand Of Memory

Today I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Quicksand Of Memory. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour.

Blurb:

Jenna is trying to rebuild her life after a series of disastrous relationships.

Luke is struggling to provide a safe, loving home for his deceased partner’s young son, following a devastating tragedy.

When Jenna and Luke meet and fall in love, they are certain they can achieve the stability and happiness they both desperately need.

And yet, someone is watching.

Someone who has been scarred by past events.

Someone who will stop at nothing to get revenge…

Dark, unsettling and immensely moving, Quicksand of Memory is a chilling reminder that we are not only punished for our sins, but by them, and that memories left to blacken and sharpen over time are the perfect breeding ground for obsession, and murder…

Review:

I was taken in by Quicksand Of Memory almost immediately. The chapters are short and the writing is compelling from the prologue so I really wanted to know what would become of the characters that Malone has created. Luke and Jenna are the central characters, but they are all brilliantly three dimensional with several layers and it was fascinating to look into their pasts and see why they behaved in they did. Their pasts also made them unpredictable and I loved reading as this unravelled. 

The plot of Quicksand Of Memory takes some time to become established but once it does, there is a complex chain of relationships and events that become more tense and twisted as we reach the conclusion. The tension is high and I really wanted to see how everything would play out as my sense of unease grew. 

Despite the fast pace, Quicksand Of Memory is not an easy read as it deals with some emotional themes, such as grief, illness, child abuse and drug use. However, I love the way that Malone approaches these issues in a sensitive way through some beautiful writing and allows the reader to think about the subjects in a way they may not have done previously. 

Quicksand Of Memory is available from Amazon.

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