Title: Remember Me (2022)
Authors: Norman, Charity
Genre: Fiction: New Zealand
Pages: 306
Year: 2022
Language: English
Description: Emily Kirkland's return to New Zealand to care for her father Felix, who has developed dementia, has some unexpected consequences. She is able to deepen their previously distant relationship, but distressingly he seems emotionally caught up with a tragic event from twenty five years earlier when neighbour and friend Leah Parata went missing in the bush and was never found. Just what was it about Leah's disappearance that could be causing Felix - a rural GP - so much angst?

Set in the shadows of the Ruahine Ranges, this multi-layered story weaves a small-town mystery with an empathetic and insightful understanding of dementia.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"The author has a gift for understanding characters and delivering stories in a multitude of layers."

"Fantastic story, I could not put it down."

"Great characters. The situation was both sad and complex."

"You have to keep reading until the end to find out what happened."

"I highly recommend the book. It's a sensitive topic, well handled."

"The author has told the story with sensitivity and the book has great atmosphere."

"The author has portrayed well the gradual unravelling of the father with dementia."

"I did guess the likely reason for the woman's disappearance and this reduced the level of tension."

Categories: Fiction NZ, Grief/loss, Love story, Medical/Health, Morals/Ethics, Relationships, 2023 Titles


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