Tell Me An Ending by Jo Harkin

3 Stars from me

Oh I so wanted to love this book. The premise is AMAZING, what a concept for a story!

I loved the complexity in the relationship between Noor and Louise and found it quite fascinating.

Equally the lives of some of the ‘night’ clients were deeply engaging.

Unfortunately I found that the story dragged massively through the mid section and I found some of the characters quite hard to care about.

Such a shame as I was genuinely excited once I realised what the book was about.

Blurb: What if you didn’t have to live with your worst memories?

Across the world, thousands of people are shocked to receive an email telling them that they once chose to have a traumatic memory removed. Now they are being given the chance to get that memory back.

For Mei, William, Oscar and Finn there is a piece missing, but they’re not sure what. And each of them must decide if the truth is worth the pain, or better left unknown.

For Noor, who works at the memory clinic Nepenthe, the process of reinstating their patients’ memories begins to shake the moral foundations of her world. As she delves deeper into the programme, she will have to risk everything to uncover the true human cost of this miraculous technology.

An exploration of secrets, grief, identity and belonging – of the stories we tell ourselves, and come to rely on, Tell Me An Ending is a sharp, dark and devastating novel about the power and danger of memory.



  1. This book’s premise does sound great! It reminds me of ‘Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind’ but it seems like it approached that type of idea from a different angle. It sucks that it didn’t quite work for you, though. 😦

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