The Truth About Melody Browne by Lisa Jewell @lisajewelluk @AtriaBooks #bookreview #bookblogger

Kaceey’s Review:

Melody Browne Is about to embark on a journey into her past. Is she prepared for where it will lead her?

Melody is a single mom in her thirties, raising her seventeen year old son.  At the age of nine Melody suffered a tragic event when her home burnt to the ground.  It left her with no possessions and no memories of anything before this time.

We’ve all experienced slightly embarrassing first dates🙋🏻‍♀️.  But Melody’s may be the worst. 

With her date at her side, they attend a show featuring a hypnotist.   Melody is then chosen from the audience to participate.  During the act Melody faints in front of everyone (Eeks!🙈).  When she awakens …a window into Melody’s past has been opened.

Told in two timelines, a picture of Melody’s childhood starts to take form.  Perhaps this is not the upbringing she imagined.

This is a re-release of a much earlier  work of Lisa Jewell.  The writing is recognizable but you can see the growth this author has experienced over the years.

Though this was not a favorite from Ms. Jewell, I am glad I had the opportunity to read one of her older publications. 

A buddy read with Susanne.

Thank you to Ariele Friedman at Atria Books for my copy.

Susanne’s Review:

Abandonment. Repressed Memories. Dysfunctional Families.

As a child, something happened to Melody Browne. There was a fire and everything was lost. She has no recollection of the fire, or her life before it.

Now, Melody is a single mother who lives in London with her teenaged son. Life is good, until the night she goes out on a date, is hypnotized, and faints. Thereafter she has “flashes” of memory from her life before, which she can’t escape from and because of it, is forced to regain her memory, regardless of where it leads.

Switching between the past and the present, this tale will bring you to tears with everything Melody goes through to face the horrors of her past. It will, however, also make you smile at times, as Melody is the epitome of strength and resilience.

Another buddy read with Kaceey.

Thank you to Ariele Friedman at Atria Books and Lisa Jewell for the mass market paperback.

Published on Goodreads on 2.21.21.

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