When young Eden Harrison receives a heart transplant from an unknown donor, her seemingly charmed life falls apart. Haunted by dreams of people and places she doesn't recognize, Eden is convinced that her new heart carries the memories of its original owner. Read more...
When young Eden Harrison receives a heart transplant from an unknown donor, her seemingly charmed life falls apart. Haunted by dreams of people and places she doesn't recognize, Eden is convinced that her new heart carries the memories of its original owner. Eden leaves her old life behind as she is mysteriously drawn to the city of San Diego.
Whispers of the mind...
There, Eden becomes fast friends with Darcy, a young woman recently widowed by Peter, her wealthy, much older husband. But Darcy is unsettled by her inability to mourn, and more unsettled by recurring thoughts of Adam, a young musician she was having an affair with--who has suddenly vanished.
Whispers of the heart...
Yet, the more Eden learns about Darcy, the more she realizes that all is not as it seems, and she begins to suspect foul play behind Peter's and Adam's fates. As the tension around them escalates, Eden's mysterious dreams become more and more frequent. Can Eden listen to what her heart is trying to tell her before it is silenced forever?
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2012-07-16
- Reviewer: Staff
The concept that memory can exist on a cellular level lies at the core of this captivating psychological thriller from Ginsberg (The Neighbors Are Watching). After Eden Harrison, who’s suffering from arrhythmia, successfully undergoes a heart transplant, she feels mysteriously compelled to leave behind her life in Portland, Ore., which includes her fiancé and her fulfilling job working with special-needs children. Eden starts over in San Diego, Calif., where she’s soon haunted by disturbing dreams and, after wealthy young widow Darcy Silver visits the restaurant where she works, a strong sense of déjà vu. As Eden gets closer to discovering the identity of her organ donor, she realizes that the truth may put her in danger. The suspense never flags as Ginsberg explores Darcy’s abusive relationship with her late husband and fraught friendship with Eden. Agent: Nancy Yost, Nancy Yost Literary. (Sept.)