Review: Chasing Memories – Tia Silverthorne Bach
Ever since her brother died while on a trip with her family, Reagan has dealt with her sordid dreams. She has no memory of what happened that night, nor does she know if she’ll recover them. Her heart aches with the knowledge that there’s nothing she can do to get her brother back. He’s gone, and that’s a fact she and her family have to deal with now.
Sadly, she’s not willing to let things go. There’s something about that night that doesn’t feel right. She knows there’s a lot she needs to remember, but her mind and conscience refuse to allow her to dredge up what’s now buried deep within her. Granted, her dreams give her small glimpses into what occurred, but the information gleaned from them aren’t enough to help her unlock what she should know.
Determined to make sense of the situation at hand, Reagan delves deeper into the secrets of her past. Secrets, she realizes, her parents don’t want her to know. Despite their reluctance to help her make sense of the odd occurrences going on around her, she refuses to give up on trying to understand what happened the night her brother disappeared. She needs to know, to remember, even if her parents don’t want her to.
With opposition coming at her from every side, Reagan must now contend with Dex’s advances as well as the new guy in school. There’s something about Rafe that draws her interest, though she’s not exactly sure as to what it is. Her dreams increase by the day, further inciting the urge within her to uncover what she’s locked away in her mind. Her family is slowly falling apart, and is barely hanging on by the thread holding them together. Come what may, she will find out what’s going on, even if it kills her in doing so.
A suspenseful and mind-boggling ride, Chasing Memories is one of those books that leaves you wondering as to whether what you read really happened. We find ourselves smack-dab in the middle of Reagan’s tumultuous life as she and her family try to overcome her brother’s unexpected death. Unbeknownst to her, she’s been surrounded by the supernatural ever since she was a child. A secret her family has done their best to keep her from discovering.
Unfortunately, the secrets of our past have a way of surfacing unexpectedly. Reagan soon learns this for a fact. Sometimes, those you trust can disappoint you, no matter what you do to try to overcome the adversities coming your way. She’s had to learn this fact the hard way. I think Tia beautifully set the stage for what looks like a great series. I can’t wait to see what happens next for Reagan and her family.
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There isn’t another way; not now. The others are coming. I can’t let them have you…
Seventeen-year-old Reagan has a problem: She can’t remember what happened the night her brother was taken. Now, the dreams haunting her from the incident are becoming more intense by the day. All the while, the lines between what’s real and what’s a product of her paranormal-obsessed mind are becoming blurred.
Is she losing her mind or has she just stepped into a world she thought only existed in books?
Caught in a web of worried parents, competing boys, Wiccan relatives, protective amulets, and psychiatrist babble, Reagan must determine the truth before it’s too late.
About The Author:
Tia Silverthorne Bach is an avid reader, sometimes runner, involved wife and mother, and rabid grammar hound in addition to being a multi-genre writer. Her three daughters were born in Chicago, San Diego, and Baltimore; and she feels fortunate to have called many places home.
She’s the award-winning co-author of Depression Cookies, a coming of age story written with her mother. Tia’s office is wherever her laptop takes her and any place that’s conducive to allowing a wild imagination like hers to flourish.
Connect With Her Online:
Book Review Blog: http://etjrmbach.blogspot.com
Chasing Memories Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17909317-chasing-memories