The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Have you ever suddenly smelled something and been transported to a place of memory? The Scent Keeper addresses this and more. Focusing on the life of Emmeline, we follow her for a time, idyllic childhood on an island where she lives with her father and the revelation that so much that she believed about her family was wrong/ a lie.
Who hasn't found that something in their parents' lives isn't quite impartial or.... accurate? What secrets are there in your family? This novel gives us a protagonist who finds the story she has been raised with isn't the full truth. But where does she go from there? With that in mind, this novel is an exploration of family (chosen and born) and memory. A very evocative story.
I received an Advance Review Copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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