the chilling, bestselling Richard & Judy book club pick - this winter's must-read thriller
Beautifully told, with two superbly drawn young protagonists, Lloyd is a rare new thriller talent. * Daily Mail * Remarkable. Stunning prose and compulsive reading. It's undoubtedly the best thriller I've read in a long, long time. * Lesley Kara * What makes this book special is the marvellously executed subterranean power game. Superbly creepy, with an unexpected twist, this is a very grim modern fairytale. * Guardian * I was pulled into The Memory Wood from the very first page-it grabs you by the throat and doesn't let you go. It's an intense, atmospheric, and truly original thriller. Put everything else aside when you enter the Memory Wood, including your expectations... * Shari Lapena * Forget everything you think you know about thrillers. The Memory Wood is a compulsive page-turner where visceral horror meets Grimm fairytale - a story that's guaranteed to burn itself into your brain . . . Every twist and distortion evokes a physical response - you'll be breathless with anticipation, tingling with hope, and numb with dread from beginning to end. * Press Association *
Sam Lloyd grew up in Hampshire, where he learned his love of storytelling. These days he lives in Surrey with his wife, three young sons and a dog that likes to howl. His first thrillers, The Memory Wood and The Rising Tide, were published to huge critical acclaim in 2020 and 2021.