Quicksand of Memory by Michael J Malone
- Published: 14 Apr 2022
- Crime & mystery,
- Thriller / suspense
Scarred by their pasts, Jenna and Luke fall in love, brimming with hope for a rosy future. But someone has been watching, with chilling plans for revenge ... An emotive, twisty, disturbing new psychological thriller by the critically acclaimed author of A Suitable Lie and In the Absence of Miracles.
'Malone is the master of twists, turns and the unexpected, with the skill to keep things grounded. So much so, that the reader can picture themselves in the very circumstances described. Superb storytelling from a master of his craft' Herald Scotland
'Malone is a poet; there are wonderful lyrical passages here and very skilful storytelling' NB Magazine
Jenna is trying to rebuild her life after a series of disastrous relationships.
Luke is struggling to provide a safe, loving home for his deceased partner's young son, following a devastating tragedy. When Jenna and Luke meet and fall in love, they are certain they can achieve the stability and happiness they both desperately need. And yet, someone is watching.
Someone who has been scarred by past events. Someone who will stop at nothing to get revenge... Dark, unsettling and immensely moving, Quicksand of Memory is a chilling reminder that we are not only punished for our sins, but by them, and that memories left to blacken and sharpen over time are the perfect breeding ground for obsession, and murder...
Praise for Michael J. Malone
'A beautifully written tale, original, engrossing and scary ... a dark joy' The Times '
A complex and multilayered story - perfect for a wintry night' Sunday Express
'Vivid, visceral and compulsive' Ian Rankin
'A terrific read ...I read it in one sitting' Martina Cole
'A deeply satisfying read' Sunday Times
'A fine, page-turning thriller' Daily Mail
'With each turn of the page, a more shocking detail is revealed and some of the people John thought might help him are not who they seem ... The domestic noir tale is one that many families will be able to relate to ... There is barely enough time to catch your' Scotsman
'Challenging and emotional ... enthrals as it corkscrews to a shocking, yet ultimately rewarding end' LoveReading 'Malone's latest is an unsettling, multi-layered and expertly paced domestic noir drama that delves into one family's dark secrets, shame and lies' CultureFly
'Engrossing, hard-hitting - even shocking - with a light poetic frosting. Another superb read!' Douglas Skelton
'A dark and unnerving psychological thriller that draws you deep into the lives of the characters and refuses to let go. This is a brilliantly written book; I could not put it down' Caroline Mitchell
'A chilling tale of the unexpected that journeys right into the dark heart of domesticity' Marnie Riches