Monday, 28 December 2015

Review: MemoRandom by Anders De La Motte

MemoRandomDavid Sarac is a police officer who has done something unforgiveable. But how can he atone for his crimes when he can’t remember the victims?
When David Sarac wakes up from a car crash in Stockholm, all he knows is that he is a police officer, he has done something unforgiveable, and he needs to protect his informant, Janus.

Natalie Aden is recruited to investigate Sarac. She becomes his confidante – the only person he trusts to help him piece the clues together.

But they’re not the only ones looking for Janus. And others will go to desperate lengths – and use brutal tactics – to make sure they find him first…

Shona's review 4 of 5 stars

This was a bit of a slow burner for me, part of that was because the story unfolded slowly. As David learned more about his past, learned more about the secrets he had been sworn to keep so too did we. And although it allowed the story to keep us guessing and unsure of who to trust, for me it took a little too long to get where it needed to be.
But, and this is the important thing.. there was never a point at which I thought I could just walk away from this. I needed to know who Janus was, I needed to know what the unforgivable thing was that David had done, I needed to know how all the little pieces fit together and i needed to know who he could and couldn't trust.

This book is well written and the plot is so tightly woven that although you think you may have it figured out you wont see that the plot lines twist and turn on themselves leaving you surprised with the outcome.
This is the first time I have read anything written by De La Motte, but it certainly wont be my last.