Book Review – The House Of Memories

by Monica McInerney (MacMillan) ISBN 9780230763012

Ella lives in a nightmare. Her child has died. She blames her husband and her half-sister for her baby boy’s death.

After twenty months, her uncle, Lucas has invited her to come from Australia to his house in London. It is the House of Memories in the title. He needs her to investigate who of his four tutors is stealing from his clients. This is the pretext. Lucas and Ella’s stepbrother, Charlie have made it up in order to help her piece her life together again. Will they succeed in a reconciliation of Ella with her husband and with her half-sister?

The tone is light-hearted, but written with enough depth that it made me want to turn the pages and keep reading.

McInerney is the bestselling author of nine novels. In her books family values, love and relationships are recurring themes. One of the critics calls it comfort-reading.

I can recommend this latest work of fiction. It was well written and fast paced.

Pauline Vijverberg

Posted on: 23rd November 2012