The Memory Wood by Sam Lloyd
Out in February
If you loved Room by Emma Donoghue, The Memory Wood is an unmissable book for your 2020 reading list. It strikes that hard-to-find balance between terrifying and moving, and is a thriller that’ll break your heart into several pieces and keep you on the very edge of your seat. It tells the original and fascinating story of thirteen-year-old Elissa, who has been hidden in the woods by an abductor, and Elijah, who has never had a friend, and so won’t alert the police when he stumbles across her. As the abductor’s behaviour becomes more erratic, they must rely on each other to survive. But will they both be able to escape the Memory Wood? It’s tantalising, heart-pumping stuff, and a shockingly original story you won’t be able to forget.