#BlogTour The Memories We Bury by H.A. Leuschel @HALeuschel @zooloo2008 #TheMemoriesWeBury #ZooloosBookTours


The Memories We Bury by H.A. Leuschel was published 17th April 2020 by EKT Selection Ltd. My thanks to the author/publisher for the review copy  and Zoe of Zooloo's Book Tours for the blog tour invitation. 

An emotionally charged and captivating novel about the complexities of female friendship and motherhood.

Lizzie Thomson has landed her first job as a music teacher, and after a whirlwind romance with Markus, the newlywed couple move into a beautiful new home in the outskirts of Edinburgh. Lizzie quickly befriends their neighbour Morag, an elderly, resourceful yet lonely widow, whose own children rarely visit her. Everything seems perfect in Lizzie’s life until she finds out she is pregnant and her relationship with both Morag and Markus change beyond her control.

Can Lizzie really trust Morag and why is Markus keeping secrets from her?

In 'The Memories We Bury' the author explores the dangerous bonds we can create with strangers and how past memories can cast long shadows over the present.
My Thoughts:

I was really excited when invited to review The Memories We Bury as I have read and reviewed two books by this author previously and you can read my thoughts for Manipulated Lives and then My Sweet Friend .
Once again I have been hopelessly sucked in to this compelling pyschological story. The fascination of the mind by the author is paramount to this stories success and it might just be the authors best work to date. 
The story very much focuses on the characters and how we come to rely on people based on our past experiences and how the past somehow seems to haunt and impact upon the present. It is a little creepy and has a sense of foreboding and sense of something toxic that lasts throughout until all is revealed. 

Lizzie is pregnant and her husband Markus doesn't seem prepared. They move next door to Morag who seems helpful, experienced and a steady voice although she does seem a little on the lonely side. Everybody has a past and the past has a way of colliding with the present. When nothing is ever as it seems, who do you trust.

The story is told from the perspectives of both Lizzie and Morag and as we get to know them we also get to find out their pasts. I found this book absolutely fascinating and the tension as the pages turned just seemed to grow and grow until I came to a point where I understood what was going on. 

H.A. Leuschel writes with real style and I have loved everything I have read by her. She really manages to drill down in to what drives people and also what makes them human and who they are. 

This one is a step above though, absolutely superb.

About the Author: 

Helene Andrea Leuschel gained a Master in Journalism & Communication, which led to a career in radio and television in Brussels, London and Edinburgh. She later acquired a Master in Philosophy, specializing in the study of the mind.

Helene has a particular interest in emotional, psychological and social well-being and this led her to write her first novel, Manipulated Lives, a fictional collection of five novellas, each highlighting the dangers of interacting with narcissists.

She lives with her husband and two children in Portugal. Please find out more about Helene at or on Facebook and Twitter.

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  1. I'm over the moon to read that you enjoyed my book so much. It means a lot to me. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing the novel for the Blog Tour!! :-)

  2. Thank you so much for this review and for being part of this tour today x