27 February 2022

Review: REMEMBER ME, Liz Byrski

  • This edition on Kindle (Amazon)
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00LZ5OYJC
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Fremantle Press; 2nd edition (August 1, 2010)
  • Originally published 2000
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 329 pages

Synopsis (Amazon)

Separated from her true love at the age of 18, Liz dreamt of the day he would return to marry her, but fate had other plans. 

Thirty-seven years later, Liz answers the telephone to hear a voice from the past that still has the power to stop her in her tracks. A true story of love lost and found, this personal memoir journeys across continents and decades to relate the details of the couple's original love affair and their reunion years later. Poignant and romantic, this story is a testament to the extraordinary powers of the heart. 

My Take

You will have realised from the above descriptor that this is a departure from my usual crime fiction,

I did not realise until I had nearly finished the book that this is a memoir, written hot on the heels of the author's reunion with Karl Heinz 37 years after they first met. By this time they had both been in other marriages, and the book ends just after their reunion.

Plenty of discussion points in the book. Was their original separation on the grounds that Liz was too young for marriage a valid one? What chance did their reunion have after they had spent so long apart, and had so many experiences that were not shared?

My rating: 4.4

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