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The Memory Wood

(2020)
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Gripping, twisty and addictive, The Memory Wood is a thriller like no other.

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Elijah has lived in the Memory Wood for as long as he can remember. It’s the only home he’s ever known.

Elissa has only just arrived. And she’ll do everything she can to escape.

When Elijah stumbles across thirteen-year-old Elissa, in the woods where her abductor is hiding her, he refuses to alert the police. Because in his twelve years, Elijah has never had a proper friend. And he doesn’t want Elissa to leave.

Not only that, Elijah knows how this can end. After all, Elissa isn’t the first girl he’s found inside the Memory Wood.

As her abductor’s behaviour grows more erratic, Elissa realises that outwitting strange, lonely Elijah is her only hope of survival. Their cat-and-mouse game of deception and betrayal will determine both their fates, and whether either of them will ever leave the Memory Wood . . .

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'Superbly creepy' Guardian

‘Brilliant writing, a terrifying story, and characters so real it feels like you know them' Samantha Downing, author of My Lovely Wife

'Beautifully told, with two superbly drawn young protagonists, Lloyd is a rare new thriller talent'Daily Mail

'Beautifully written, fast-paced' Heat

'You’ll be breathless with anticipation, tingling with hope, and numb with dread from beginning to end' Press Association

'An intense, atmospheric, and truly original thriller' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door

'Remarkable. Stunning prose and compulsive reading. It's undoubtedly the best thriller I've read in a long, long time' Lesley Kara, author of The Rumour

'The Memory Wood is impossible to put down. It's so wonderfully written, creepily atmospheric and chilling' Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend

Readers love The Memory Wood

‘A very clever psychological thriller. Dark, creepy and intense.’

‘Oh my goodness, what a ride! I loved, loved, loved The Memory Wood.’

‘One of the best examples of a page-turner that I've read in a long time.’

‘The writing style was beautiful and elegant for a story so dark and twisted.’

‘Deliciously dark… freshand imaginative.’

WOW! Do not be deceived in thinking that this is like any other thriller you have read. It is not.’

‘The twists and turns in The Memory Wood will astound. This book is undoubtedly the best I’ve read this year.’

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"What a book! I haven't read anything quite this exciting since Room. You think all the stories have been told, then something like this comes along. Wonderful." - Emma Curtis

"Brilliant writing, a terrifying story, and characters so real it feels like you know them. If you enjoy dark, twisty thrillers that stay with you, read this book." - Samantha Downing

"The Memory Wood is impossible to put down. It's so wonderfully written, creepily atmospheric and chilling." - Karen Hamilton

"Remarkable. Stunning prose and compulsive reading. It's undoubtedly the best thriller I've read in a long, long time." - Lesley Kara

"I was captivated by The Memory Wood – a beautifully told, dark and chilling tale." - Renée Knight

"I was pulled into The Memory Wood from the very first page?it grabs you by the throat and doesn’t let you go. It’s an intense, atmospheric, and truly original thriller. Put everything else aside when you enter the Memory Wood, including your expectations…" - Shari Lapeña


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February 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Memory Wood
Author(s): Sam Lloyd
ISBN: 1-78763-184-2 / 978-1-78763-184-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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Paperback Editions

December 2020 : UK Paperback

Title: The Memory Wood
Author(s): Sam Lloyd
ISBN: 0-552-17658-3 / 978-0-552-17658-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Transworld Publ. Ltd UK
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Title: The Memory Wood
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ISBN: 0-385-69483-0 / 978-0-385-69483-4 (USA edition)
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February 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Memory Wood
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ISBN: 1-78763-185-0 / 978-1-78763-185-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
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March 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Memory Wood
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March 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Memory Wood
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February 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Memory Wood
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February 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Memory Wood
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March 2020 : Canada Kindle edition
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February 2020 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Memory Wood: chilling, moving and unputdownable - the must-read thriller of 2020
Author(s): Sam Lloyd
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