They need him to remember. He wants to forget.
1918. In the last week of the First World War, a uniformed soldier is arrested in Durham Cathedral. When questioned, it becomes clear he has no memory of who he is or how he came to be there.
The soldier is given the name Adam and transferred to a rehabilitation home. His doctor James is determined to recover who this man once was. But Adam doesn’t want to remember. Unwilling to relive the trauma of war, Adam has locked his memory away, seemingly for good.
When a newspaper publishes a feature about Adam, three women come forward, each claiming that he is someone she lost in the war. But does he believe any of these women? Or is there another family out there waiting for him to come home?
A young soldier is found at the end of the First World War, he cannot remember his name or anything about himself, so he is sent to a rehabilitation home where a man called James tries to help him recover his memory. After quite some time with no luck, James decides to post a photograph of the young soldier in a newspaper article, they get more than they bargained for when lots of people come forward but do they have anything to do with this young soldier? Will they ever find his real family and recover his memory? I found this story really moving, I can never imagine what poor Adam ( that is what they called him) was going through it must of been really tough for him, not knowing anything at all. Atleast he had James in his corner. Reading about the First World War made me realise I didn’t know much about the First World War but now I feel as though I have a better understanding.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you to Simon and Schuster and Jess Barrett for sending me a copy of this book.
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