Book Recommendation: The Hidden Memory of Objects by Danielle Mages Amato

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Hardcover, 336 pages Expected publication: March 21st 2017 by Balzer + Bray

Summary:

Megan Brown’s brother, Tyler, is dead, but the cops are killing him all over again. They say he died of a drug overdose, potentially suicide—something Megan cannot accept. Determined to figure out what happened in the months before Tyler’s death, Megan turns to the things he left behind. After all, she understands the stories objects can tell—at fifteen, she is a gifted collage artist with a flair for creating found-object pieces. However, she now realizes that her artistic talent has developed into something more: she can see memories attached to some of Tyler’s belongings—and those memories reveal a brother she never knew.

Enlisting the help of an artifact detective who shares her ability and specializes in murderabilia—objects tainted by violence or the deaths of their owners—Megan finds herself drawn into a world of painful personal and national memories. Along with a trusted classmate and her brother’s charming friend, she chases down the troubling truth about Tyler across Washington, DC, while reclaiming her own stifled identity with a vengeance.

My thoughts…

I was thrilled to snag an ARC of this book and before I even read it, I knew I would love it. History, politics, and a thriller… basically all my favorite things to read about. And it did not disappoint! Man oh man! Fast-paced, awesome historical intertwining, fantastic characters… this book has it all! I loved it and totally recommend it!

 

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