The Memory Chamber by Holly Cave

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*Many thanks to the publishers for my review copy!

About the book:



True death is a thing of the past. Now you can spend the rest of eternity re-living your happiest memories: that first kiss, falling in love, the birth of your children, enjoyed on loop for ever and ever.

Isobel is a Heaven Architect, and she helps dying people create afterlives from these memories. So when she falls for Jarek, one of her terminal – and married – clients, she knows that while she cannot save him, she can create the most beautiful of heavens, just for him.

But when Jarek’s wife is found dead, Isobel uncovers a darker side of the world she works within, and she can trust no one with what she finds…

Published by Quercus in February, you can pre-order your copy by clicking the link below:

The Memory Chamber by Holly Cave

My thoughts:

Imagine you could employ someone to build you a Heaven. A place designed completely from your memories and thoughts. Would you do it? In The Memory Chamber, that’s what Holly Cave is selling. The happiest of memories to tide you over in Heaven, that you can re-live forever. It’s definitely an intriguing concept.

In The Memory Chamber, we meet Heaven Architect Isobel. Its her job to create your Heaven. When she meets and subsequently falls for her client, Jarek, that’s where the problems arise. Initially, she wants to create the best Heaven for him, but when his wife is found dead, it opens up a can of worms both professionally and personally for Isobel.

What follows is quite a dark journey through a world that we know, but we don’t know. There is much more to being a Heaven Architect than we are initially told, and from there the story goes in quite an unusual direction.

The Memory Chamber has a very unique and original concept at its core. I love the idea that you could create this for yourself for when you die, but alas, it’s not real! The characters are interesting, and the story is nicely paced. A few twists and turns to be found, but the USP for this is definitely the concept.

I really enjoyed this one. I flew through it in a day because I needed to know what happened! It is definitely an intriguing read!

Recommended for sure!

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