A skeleton is found in an unusal place in the garden at the Martellos' house. It is presumed to be Natalie, the missing daughter, who disappeared 25 years ago during a summer party.
Jane, who was Natalie's best friend at the time of the disappearance, is in the middle of divorcing a member of the Martello family, while still trying to remain a solid member of this entertaining busybody family. She finds herself seeking out the help of Alex-Dermott Brown, a psychoanalyst, to see why she is having feelings of emptiness. Alex engages Jane in weekly meetings to see if the repressed memories he believe to exist will surface.
This report prepared by Jenn Moss
The Memory Game is a flash back & forward look at the life of Jane Martello. Her childhood friend, Natalie, was murdered over 20 years ago & her body is discovered at a family reunion. Jane is divorcing Natalie's brother & the novel unfolds as Jane starts to retrace her life & her interaction with the family. This invariably leads to discussions about Natalie. The family had always believed she had run away but now have to face up to her murder & who did it. As Jane remembers things about her past, she realises she holds the secret to what happened to Natalie. Her revelations are startingly.
This report prepared by Donna Maroz