Clever and original with a unique heroine, this is a refreshing love story. A great YA read to start 2017. (The Sun - Book of the Week)
Mesmerizing, electric, and achingly lovely, The One Memory of Flora Banks is unforgettable . . . One of the best YA novels I've read in a very long time. (Jennifer Niven)
A winning mix of a John Green/ Rainbow Rowell-style sharpness and sensitivity, but underlined with a darker edge, belying the author's previous experience as a thriller writer . . . a coming-of-age, finding-yourself-type novel which is, in turn, unsettling and uplifting. (View)
This is the most perfect, dazzling gem of a book. I loved every moment of it. (Lisa Jewell, Bestselling author of 'The Girls')
A thriller in the Momento mould that has some profound things to say about safety, danger and living in the momemt.
Flora is a flawed and messy heroine who teaches us the importance of being ourselves and living life to the full. I couldn't put it down.(Julie Mayhew, YA author of 'Red Ink', 'The Big Lie', 'Mother Tongue')
I devoured it, reading late into the night because I couldn't put it down. Almost immediately I found myself pressing it into the hands of my writing friends.
It's not often I read a book in a single sitting... compelling, thrilling, atmospheric - Flora's voice is unique and her mantra works beautifully as a message of love and support to all young women: be brave.(Elizabeth Haynes, adult crime/thriller writer 'Into the Darkest Corner', 'Never Alone')
I loved this book! Such a page turner. I was desperate to know what was going to happen next all the way through. I was totally drawn into Flora's confused and disturbed world and absorbed in the story from start to finish. (Liz Kessler, YA author of 'Read Me Like a Book')
A truly gripping and atmospheric psychological thriller, with a wonderfully quirky, brave, vulnerable heroine. (Fiona Noble, The Bookseller, One to Watch)
I absolutely loved The One Memory of Flora Banks. It suddenly struck me that it could be a reworking of the Sleeping Beauty story, and manages to have a real fairy-tale feel while also being completely rooted in the here and now. And it's a wonderfully effective psychological thriller. A book that you'll definitely want to read more than once, and to recommend to friends. (Andrea Reece, FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival Children's Programme Director)
From the Inside Flap
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHO TO TRUST WHEN YOU CAN'T EVEN TRUST YOURSELF?
I look at my hands. One of them says FLORA BE BRAVE.
Flora has anterograde amnesia. She can't remember anything day-to-day: the joke her friend made, the instructions her parents gave her, how old she is.
Then she kisses someone she shouldn't, and the next day she remembers it. It's the first time she's remembered anything since she was ten.
But the boy is gone. She thinks he's moved to the Arctic.
Will following him be the key to unlocking her memory? Who can she trust?