New American Library a Division of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., 2012
Description (from the author’s website)
A novel of psychological suspense that centers on the unlikely – and dangerous – friendship between two women; Darcy Silver, a beautiful young widow, and Eden Harrison, the recent recipient of a heart transplant.
“A cross between Laura Lippman and Kate Atkinson, this novel is complex, original, and utterly intriguing. Will stay with you long after you’ve stopped turning the pages” — Deborah Crombie, New York Times Bestselling Author of No Mark Upon Her
“A tense, twist-filled ride that knocked the breath out of me more than once… Part friendship, part rivalry, part cat-and-mouse game, the deepening bond between Darcy and Eden kept me guessing – and reading – far into the night.” — Marisa de los Santos, New York Times Bestselling Author of Falling Together
My Review (4 Stars: Liked it a lot!)
With a thriller like What the Heart Remembers by Debra Ginsberg, I wouldn’t want to give too much information away. Reading how the story unfolds is what makes this a thriller after all. In the story, Eden Harrison receives a heart transplant. After that her life changes. She, in a way, becomes a different person. She moves from Portland, Oregon to San Diego where she becomes friends with Darcy Silver, a beautiful, rich, young widow. The mysterious connection between these two women unfold in a surprising way.
Central to this story is the concept of cellular memory (Wikipedia):
“A variation of body memory, the pseudoscientific hypothesis that memories can be stored in individual cells”
Author Debra Ginsberg is very clever in the way she presents this idea as truth.