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“The Memory Child is an unusual spin on love and loss with rich characters and an emotional twist.”

—Jane Porter, bestselling author of Flirting with Forty & Easy on the Eyes


When Brian finds out that his wife, Diane, is pregnant, he is elated. He’s been patiently waiting for twelve years to become a father. But Diane has always been nervous about having children because of her family’s dark past. The timing of the pregnancy also isn’t ideal—Diane has just been promoted, and Brian is being called away to open a new London office for his company.

Fast-forward one year: being a mother has brought Diane a sense of joy that she’d never imagined and she’s head over heels for her new baby, Grace. But things are far from perfect: Brian has still not returned from London, and Diane fears leaving the baby for even a moment. As unsettling changes in those around Diane began to emerge, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems.

A woman’s dark past collides head-on with her mysterious present in this surreal and gripping family drama.

Publication Date: March 18, 2014

Praise for The Memory Child

“An intense psychological drama.” – KIRKUS REVIEW

“Reminiscent of The Twilight Zone, this novel has a feeling that will unsettle readers from the first page.” —KIRKUS REVIEW

“In The Memory Child, Steena Holmes explores motherhood, love, and the notion of who we really are, all of which adds up to a complex, character-driven story that packs a great punch.” Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of Time of My Life & The Theory of Opposites

“Poignant and richly drawn, Steena Holmes has created a layered and complex story. The Memory Child is an unusual spin on love and loss with rich characters and an emotional twist.” Jane Porter, bestselling author of Flirting with Forty & Easy on the Eyes

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