Title: He Said/She Said
Author: Erin Kelly
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publication Date: April 20th, 2017
Page count: 416
Genre: Thriller, Adult Fiction, Mystery
In the hushed aftermath of a total eclipse, Laura witnesses a brutal attack.
She and her boyfriend Kit call the police, and in that moment, it is not only the victim’s life that is changed forever.
Fifteen years on, Laura and Kit live in fear.
And while Laura knows she was right to speak out, the events that follow have taught her that you can never see the whole picture: something – and someone – is always in the dark… – Goodreads
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Title: The One Memory of Flora Banks
Author: Emily Barr
Page count: 303
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Young Adult, Mental Health
Flora Banks has no short-term memory, she started forgetting things when she supposedly had a tumor removed from her brain when she was only 10 years old. Since then she has not been able to make any new memories, until one day she kisses a boy, she remembers, she remembers the kiss, she remembers the boy, she remembers how it felt. She kissed Drake the day before he was leaving town and once he leaves town Flora can’t get over how this boy made her remember, Flora thinks she needs Drake to make her better, she needs him to help her remember, he makes her remember. So when she receives an email from him to go and meet up on the other side of the world in one of the coldest countries, Flora knows she has to go and take this step to making new memories.
Flora sets off to Svalbard, Norway, the land of the midnight sun, with only the words written on her hand ‘be brave’ and notes to herself left in some notebooks to help her remember why she is there, all alone. As she settles into a little room ready to start her adventure Flora finds that everything isn’t as easy as she thought it would be and she must stay brave if she wants to find out some truths and make it home safely.
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