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Sense Memory (A Benjamin Cady Novel Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Brion J. Humphrey
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

If our memory is the thing that shapes and defines us, that informs who we are at our very core, then God help us all...for memory, is a wicked and deceitful wretch.

Thrust into a search for his own sister's killer, Benjamin Cady flees Colorado and the only world he understands to scour the streets of Los Angeles, plagued by headaches and memories of murder. He quickly discovers that L.A. is not unknown to him, and as his memories of his sister's death become clearer, so does the possibility that Ben himself may be the murderer.

Lieutenant Jim Banquer has plenty of bodies, but every witness seems to be suffering from a mysterious form of amnesia. Investigating these deaths means he must piece together the scattered shards of a deadly power scheme that goes well beyond murder, and Ben is the key.

Sense Memory is a psychological thriller that weaves an intricate web of intrigue and mystique as the story develops from a slow burn to a raging crescendo.

A sure page-burner, this story will stay with you long after the smoke clears.

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  • File Size: 575 KB
  • Print Length: 387 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1482796066
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
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  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down, lost when it ended. March 30, 2013
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Fast paced with authentic characters and great dialogue. We need more from this author! It was one of those books that left me in mourning for the loss of a good story when it ended. That's a good thing.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great read March 15, 2013
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I just love his style of writing. It is a great read from beginning to end...I want a sequel and hurryl!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Mind Games.... May 24, 2013
By Dorothy
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This is a very unusual book. It is a mystery, a psychological thriller, and there is so much mind games in it I would have to consider it some sort of mentalist story as well. Hmmm... Is there such a thing? My review may not do this book adequate justice as I am sort of blown away from the storyline and the implications of it.

To take a direct quote from the book description; "If our memory is the thing that shapes and defines us, that informs who we are at our very core, then God help us all...for memory, is a wicked and deceitful wretch." So, what happens to us, as human beings, if we can add memories to someone, or subtract memories from someone? What if we can change the course of one of our memories or those of someone else? Do we remain the same if any of these three things happen to us? I don't believe so, and the course of this story shows we would not. Frightening isn't it?

This story is well written. It is easy to follow, and easy to read. The story flows smoothly, and you will be on the edge of your seat from start to finish. I would love to have an intellectual conversation with the author of this book. For him to write this type of story, I think it would be really interesting.

The characters are well written. Are they believable? I think that depends on how much you believe that someone can get inside your mind and change your memories. The mind is a very powerful tool. Can one powerful mind reek havoc inside another's mind? I just do not know.

Our main character is Benjamin Cady. Ben leaves Colorado for Los Angeles to scour the streets in search of his sisters killer. Ben is plagued by memories of murder and debilitating headaches. Ben rapidly discovers that Los Angeles is not unknown to him.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Unpredictable, Fun, and Intriguing Journey April 24, 2013
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This book dragged me into its world and then slowly unraveled it's weird mysteries, pulling me along all the while with little character quirks and jokes that cracked me up. It is dark, funny, twisty and mysterious. I could never tell what was going to happen next in the story and always wanted to know was going to happen next. This is a tale spun from Brion's deep wells of creativity, offering up something unlike anything you've read before. The creative ideas in this book are inspiring. It was a little "The Door To December" by Dean Koontz, a little, "I Am Not A Serial Killer" by Dan Wells, and yet very much something all its own and unlike anything I've ever read before. It is very much in the awesome and unique voice of Brion Humphrey. For a first novel, this is one heck of a horse to come out of the gates with. I can't wait to read his next one, because he's only going to get better and he's already a gifted writer and storyteller. If you're looking for something a little different sprinkled with many of the things you love from other genre fiction books, you should grab a copy of this book. It's a fun read that keeps you turning the pages with it's interesting characters, shocking action, and gripping modern story world wrapped in layers of strange treasures to unveil.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book August 8, 2013
By Carol J
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Once this story began to unfold, I was hooked and couldn't wait for each unfolding addition. Ben Cady somehow is able to re-live the memories of a sadistic killer. Each memory is physically painful and in the beginning he can't discern the memories as his own or not. When he finally is able to determine whose memories he has tapped into the cat and mouse chase is on. Good vs Evil...lots of twists and turns. You have to stretch a bit with this but heck, isn't that what a good story is supposed to do? - take you away, why not away from realities.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shared brain? January 25, 2014
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So many paths, turns, loops. A basis that opens vast vistas of available ideas. The tale sucks you in like an old remembrance and doesn't let go. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book! January 7, 2014
By Jordan
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Sense Memory manages to hook you into the story within the first chapter and does not let you go until the end. The plot is full of twists that will keep you guessing and intrigued the entire time! The characters are well developed and I found myself deeply caring about them. Definitely recommend it to any reader!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great read! January 7, 2014
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I loved how the storylines in this book came together! I didn't want to put it down the last half of the book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book!!
What a fascinating concept and story, well-executed. If you like psychological thrillers and sociopathic serial killers, well, this is the book for you!!
Published 6 months ago by Paulie
3.0 out of 5 stars i'm still trying to decide if I love this book
The kindle edition has lots of missing words, which is hard to determine whether it's an editing issue or a formatting issue. Read more
Published 6 months ago by DsrtRosy
3.0 out of 5 stars Sense Memory
What to say??? Would I read this book again? No I wouldn't. Would hope for something better to read. But once I started I couldn't seem to stop.
Published 7 months ago by ggdee
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Thriller with some minor issues
This is the first novel that Brion has put out there for us to savor. It's a good first outing. The first couple of chapter are setting up the characters. Read more
Published 11 months ago by D. Scott Roche
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read - Keep me wanting more
This book was good with a lot of twists. It did jump from character to character (alot) which I only get a few minutes at a time to read (working mom/3 kids) without... Read more
Published 12 months ago by doc2233
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good!!
Sense Memory is a fantastic read. I couldn't wait to get home after work and stayed up well past my bedtime two nights in a row to finish it. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Angawawa
4.0 out of 5 stars Buckle Up!

I thought I had it figured out... and was wrong. I though I had it figured out again... and was wrong. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Robert T. Smales III
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More About the Author

Brion J. Humphrey was born in California and escaped to Northern Colorado in 2001, five days before September 11. He is a writer and English teacher and co-hosts a writer's podcast called The Roundtable Podcast, which was a finalist for the 2012 Parsec Awards. He and his wife enjoy shutting themselves in with their son to eat comfort food and watch zombie movies and Downton Abbey.

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