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The Memento
The Memento | Christy Ann Conlin
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Haunting gothic elements are exquisitely re-imagined in this strange tale of madness, murder and dark secrets set on the rugged Bay of Fundy coast by the acclaimed author of Heave. The Memento tells the story of Fancy Mosher as she lives and works in the servants' quarters at Petal's End, a formerly illustrious private land surrounded by dense forest belonging to the famed Parker family. Since the Great War, the estate has been slowly crumbling at the same rate as the family's reputation. Fancy grows up listening to her family's ghost stories and watching the Parkers from a safe distance with her best friend, Art, but the summer she turns twelve she not only learns that her family has been hiding a terrifying truth about who she is and what she is capable of, she also begins to experience firsthand the magnitude of secrets and horrors held within the estate's walls and buried in its lush gardens--secrets and lies that come to haunt Fancy and the large, fabulous cast of Petal's End, all of whom refuse to move on from a dying way of life. Christy Ann Conlin gives us a lyrical and chilling meditation on human nature and the manner of recollection in this captivating ghost story where webs of memories haunt and distort reality and ultimately destroy those who weave them.
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Tianarose
The Memento | Christy Ann Conlin
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Enjoying some Mochi desserts and a good book.

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Tianarose
The Memento | Christy Ann Conlin
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Lunchtime reading on my lunch break in my car. Decided that I didn‘t have the focus level to get into Ted Dekkers world at the moment.

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The Memento | Christy Ann Conlin
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A well-written modern gothic with some ghost story thrown in - full of untrustworthy and self-deluded characters allowing the truth of the family's secrets to stay hidden to the end.

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The Memento | Christy Ann Conlin
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My #mostanticipated for this month. #booktober

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"It's a tradition in these parts to have a mirror outside by the front door. You can take a peek before entering. Not to see how fine you are looking but to see what's at your back." If you like spooky stories, check this one out.

AJReynolds I loved that line in the book! It makes me want to hang a mirror by my door. 4y
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