The memory of water – JT Lawrence


Book blurb:

“Slade Harris will do anything for a story, including murdering the woman he loves.

Slade doesn’t think twice about jumping out of a plane or conducting disastrous love affairs to gather material for his work, but his self-indulgent life is catching up with him. Stumbling through his late thirties hopeless and a little drunk, Slade has a dazzling, dangerous idea which will change his life forever. It’s going to be Slade’s ultimate story … and all he’s hoping for is to survive it.”

My review:

To say this is good wouldn’t be doing it justice, such a well crafted story, so many twists, turns and roundabouts.

The main character and teller of the story, Slade Harris, finds himself in a writers slump getting used to his own success and the perks that brings. Now struggling to write anything, the secret he hides threatening to tear him apart.

As the story goes on Slade dreams up a plan to shift his writers block, he plans the perfect murder.

There are some graphically described sex scenes and if this bothers you then it might not be your cup of tea.

At first I wasn’t taken by the narrator J. Austin Moral II,  I thought his narration was very monotone and samey, but I stuck with it and it in the end it worked well for the style of story.

As I said when I opened this review there are so many twists and turns and colourful characters at times I had to wind back slightly to fully understand some bits as there is a lot happening at the one time.

If you don’t mind some of the steamier descriptions then you will be rewarded with an intriguing story which gives the listener a disturbing insight into the mind of a writer, although I’m sure all writers aren’t that dark 😉

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