Tuesday, January 21, 2014

'The Memory Lights' by K.M. Weiland

Published:  2013
Setting:  Historical

Mary is a pickpocket on the streets of London by day, and by night she's terrified of the streetlights.  She doesn't understand this terror, only that she cannot succumb to the evil eyes of the lights at dusk.  Mary remembers only the scar across her temple and the headaches that overtake her.  Her keeper, Colin, is a cruel and mocking criminal who selfishly uses her as a pawn in his schemes to make a living from the harsh streets.

Only, one night when he uses Mary in an attempt to help a fellow prisoner escape, she comes to face to face with a name she once carried, and the etchings of an old life begin to edge their way back into her mind.  When at last she realizes that her name is not Mary, and she never did belong a beggar to the dirty streets, all hell seemingly breaks lose.

In the grand finale, will Mary realize who she is and where she came from in time to save herself and those she loves, or will she become just another victim of the streets?

This was a short gothic novella, but highly enjoyable.  The author does a great job of pulling you into the atmosphere.  Read in one sitting and was glued to the Kindle.  Highly recommend for a fast, entertaining read!

Rating:  5 Stars

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