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The Mechanics of Memory

The Mechanics of Memory

By Audrey Lee
Categories: Fiction, General, Crime & Mystery, Technological
Imprint: CamCat Books
Paperback (Large print edition) : 9780744310450, 534 pages, August 2024
Ebook (EPUB) : 9780744310436, August 2024
Audiobook (Unabridged edition) : 9780744310474, August 2024
Hardcover : 9780744310399, 384 pages, August 2024
Expected to ship: 2024-08-27
Expected to ship: 2024-08-27

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Seeking to recover a lost year of memories through a company specializing in recovering memories and erasing trauma, a woman slowly unearths fragmented clues to her past life when suddenly fellow residents start disappearing.


Never Forget.

Memory is Copeland-Stark’s business. Yet after months of reconsolidation treatments at their sleek new flagship facility, Hope Nakano still has no idea what happened to her lost year, or the life she was just beginning to build with her one great love. Each procedure surfaces fragmented clues which erode Hope’s trust in her own memories, especially the ones of Luke. As inconsistencies mount, her search for answers reveals a much larger secret Copeland-Stark is determined to protect.

But everyone has secrets, including Hope.


One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest meets Inception in Lee’s stunning debut. A must read.” —James L’Etoile, award-winning author of Dead Drop and Face of Greed

“Steeped in paranoia and delightfully playful with the concept of reality, The Mechanics of Memory is wildly entertaining and, ironically, quite unforgettable.” —Carter Wilson, USA Today bestselling author of The Father She Went to Find

“A technological thriller that keeps us perched on the edge of our seats as well as our disbelief, Lee pulls it together masterfully. Can’t wait to see what’s coming from her next.” —Linda L. Richards, author of Dead West, One of Amazon's Best Books of 2023

“The Mechanics of Memory is a swift, twisty speculative novel that grabs you from page one. With engaging characters and intriguing science, the reader is absorbed throughout. For fans of Blake Crouch and other high-end speculative twist rides.” —Shannon Kirk, international bestselling author of Method 15/33 and the gold medal winning The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall

“Debut author Audrey Lee has created an intoxicating mix of psychological thriller and domestic drama a la the streaming series Severance. As you take your first steps in The Mechanics of Memory, you will find yourself falling under Lee’s spell, unable to leave her world until the very end.” —Naomi Hirahara, USA Today bestselling author of Mary Higgins Clark Award-winning Clark and Division