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The Memory Chamber

Holly Cave

8 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Thriller / suspense, Science fiction, Romance

An afterlife of your own design, what could go wrong? The dark and gripping thriller from an exciting new voice in speculative fiction.

'Vivid, compelling, and thought-provoking. Utterly original'
Will Dean, author of Dark Pines

'At last a book that has it all. So beautifully written. I loved it'
Amazon Reviewer


An afterlife of your own design - what could go wrong?

Isobel designs artificial 'heavens' for her clients, created from the memories they treasure most. She works for Oakley Associates, London's most prestigious firm of its kind. Her heavens are renowned for their beauty and perfection.

But Isobel crosses an ethical line when she falls for Jarek, a new - and married - client. Then, in the wake of his wife's murder, Isobel uncovers a darker and deadlier side of the world she works in. As her life starts falling apart, Isobel realises that nothing is as perfect as it seems, not even heaven itself...


'Wow! I started this book mid afternoon and finished it at 1:15 am. I just could not put it down'
Amazon Reviewer

'An elegant tale of love and loss, memory and murder, set in an edgy near-future'
Daily Mail

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Praise for The Memory Chamber

  • Captivating... A brilliantly executed whodunit with the added allure of a simmering romance. We loved it. 5 stars - Heat

  • Provocative . . . a thrilling read - Psychologies

  • Vivid, compelling, and thought-provoking. Utterly original. - Will Dean, author of Dark Pines

  • A sensational thriller not to be missed - Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle

  • Thought-provoking and totally absorbing, this is a mixture of clever science fiction and gripping thriller - Candis

  • Strikingly original and impossible to put down; one of those novels that stays with you long after you reach the final page. - John Marrs, author of The One

  • A love story with a dark edge - My Weekly

  • There is something Black Mirror-y about this story - SciFiNow

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Holly Cave

Holly Cave was born in sunny Torquay in 1983. She received a BSc in Biology and an MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London, after which she spent four years working at the Science Museum in London. After a career break to travel the world, Holly became a freelance writer and now writes about science and technology alongside her fiction. She lives in Bedford with her husband, baby son and dog. The Memory Chamber is her first novel with Quercus, although she wrote a number of unpublished works with her father on his typewriter in the 1990s.

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