Review Tour: THE MEMORY PAINTER by Gwendolyn Womack

About The Book

Author: Gwendolyn Womack
Release Date: 4/28/15
Publisher Picador
What if there was a drug that could help you remember past lives?

What if the lives you remembered could lead you to your one true love?

What if you learned that, for thousands of years, a deadly enemy had conspired to keep the two of you apart?

Internationally famous and reclusive artist Bryan Pierce has a secret. He paints memories of people who have lived in the past. His whole life he has suffered from these recalls. To keep his sanity he paints the dreams and hides from the world—until at an art opening, Linz Jacobs sees one of his paintings that is identical to a recurring nightmare she’s had her whole life. When they meet it becomes the catalyst for Bryan to begin to remember the life of a neuroscientist who died in an accident along with his wife in 1980, right as they were on the brink of curing Alzheimer’s. Solving the mystery of their deaths will lead Bryan and Linz to an even greater legacy buried deep in the past. Both a thriller and a timeless love story, THE MEMORY PAINTER spans six continents and more than 10,000 years.

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About The Author:
Originally from Houston, Texas, Gwendolyn Womack began writing theater plays in college while freezing in the tundra at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. During that time she lived in St. Petersburg, Russia on an independent study working with theater companies. She went on to receive an MFA from California Institute of the Arts in Directing theater and film where she was encouraged to write her own material. After graduating she focused on writing feature screenplays and was a semi-finalist in the Academy’s Nicholl Fellowship. In 2009 she moved to Japan and began to write THE MEMORY PAINTER the following year. Currently she resides in Southern California with her husband and son where she can be found at the keyboard working on her next novel. THE MEMORY PAINTER is her first novel


My Review:
This book captured me from the first page. From the beginning I was intrigued by Bryan's ability and I wanted more, but then the second chapter switches to Linz perspective. As I reluctantly started the second chapter I ended up continuing to read because I found Linz relatable and wanted more from her perspective too. At the end of the second chapter Linz meets Bryan and the way the author wrote the scene the chemistry between the two enmeshed my mind. From this point on the story is propelled forward by a well crafted nail biting mystery and character chemistry. This story has so many aspects; mystery, sci-fi, romance, and it still manages to be one of the most well crafted books I have ever read. There are so many twist and the characters are so well developed! I truly will put this book on my best written books list and recommend it to everyone! Honestly if you are in a reading slump from too many 'okay but not great' books, then pick this one up now.
Thank you Gwendolyn for pulling me out of a reading slump and crafting such and amazing book!

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