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The Memories We Hide by Jodi Gibson - Book Tour

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Can you trust your memories?

Laura Murphy thought she could, but that was before she returned home.

When 27-year-old Laura returns to her home town ten years after the tragic death of her then-boyfriend, Ryan Taylor, she isn't prepared for the nostalgia and memories that resurface. After discovering a newspaper clipping alluding to the fact that there may have been more to Ryan's death than first thought, Laura is compelled find out what happened that fateful night. 
Reconnecting with childhood friend Tom Gordon, she begins to unravel the blurred lines of truth and memory. But Tom holds a secret of his own. Not only is he facing losing his family farm, but what he knows could destroy any chance of a future with Laura.

Will Laura have the strength to confront her memories? Or will Tom's secret be the key to unlocking the truth?

Dealing with the complexities of friendships, love, depression and the consequences of secrets and split-second decisions, The Memories We Hide is a compelling story exploring how memories can't always be trusted but how they can set you free. 

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Excerpt from Chapter 9
Laura smiled to herself and stepped into the house and onto the threadbare carpet, the Turkish rug pattern faded to a dull red. She followed Mrs. Hatfield into the front living room, where she was greeted by a smell of old mothballs and dampness. She tried hard not to screw up her nose.
‘Sit,’ said Mrs. Hatfield, pointing to the wood-framed vintage green lounge suite. The dark varnished wooden arms and legs were chipped and discolored. It would have been an expensive piece back in its day.
‘Would you like a cuppa? Or a biscuit? I don't have much,’ Mrs. Hatfield continued as she shuffled into the adjacent kitchen. ‘Don't have many visitors nowadays.’
‘No, no. It's fine, really. I'm okay,’ Laura said as she heard cupboard doors being opened and tins clattering. Laura waited, gazing around the living room, every spare space taken up with dust-covered china ornaments of cats and miniature teacups. She noticed an old ginger cat on the adjacent lounge chair curled up in an orange ball of fur, oblivious to Laura’s presence.
‘Here we go!’ Mrs. Hatfield returned with a plate of Iced VoVo biscuits and sat them on the coffee table in front of Laura. ‘My favorite. Can't go past the old Iced VoVo!’ Mrs. Hatfield smiled, picking one off the plate. She slowly lowered herself into the corner chair across from Laura. Laura swore she heard the old lady’s bones creak as she sat down.

Author Bio

Jodi Gibson is an Australian women’s fiction author of both contemporary dramas, and light-hearted romantic comedy. She lives on a mini-farm with her husband, daughters, two golden retrievers, one horse, eight chickens and a cat who rules over them all.
Jodi has been making up stories in one way or another since she was young. However, it wasn’t until recent years and after wearing many career hats, that the desire to get the stories out of her head and onto the page, won her over. In 2019, she realised her dream releasing her debut contemporary drama novel, The Memories We Hide.
When she’s not writing, you’ll find Jodi with her nose in a book, or in the kitchen baking and dreaming of her next travelling adventure.

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