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The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley

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Publication Date: February 2021

'A joyous, funny read that leaves you all warm inside' Beth Morrey, author of Saving Missy

'Feel-good...full of hope. A quirky cast of characters you can't help but root for'
Woman & Home, Book of the Month

Read the warm, poignant and uplifting New York Times bestseller and Radio 2 Book Club pick, loved by readers.


Six strangers with one thing in common: their lives aren't always what they make them out to be.

What would happen if they told the truth instead?

Julian Jessop is tired of hiding the deep loneliness he feels. So he begins The Authenticity Project - a small green notebook containing the truth about his life.

Leaving the notebook on a table in his friendly neighbourhood café, Julian never expects Monica, the owner, to track him down after finding it. Or that she'll be inspired to write down her own story.

Little do they realize that such small acts of honesty hold the power to impact all those who discover the notebook and change their lives completely.

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Readers are falling in love with The Authenticity Project:

***** 'A charming, funny and uplifting story.'
***** 'Full of optimism . . . I defy anyone not to pick it up and be both transported and delighted.'
***** 'An absolute gem of a book . . . brings both honesty and the perfect level of escapism to give you a warm fuzzy glow inside.'

Not only that, Elijah knows how this can end. After all, Elissa isn't the first girl he's found inside the Memory Wood.

As her abductor's behaviour grows more erratic, Elissa realises that outwitting strange, lonely Elijah is her only hope of survival. Their cat-and-mouse game of deception and betrayal will determine both their fates, and whether either of them will ever leave the Memory Wood . . .

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'An intense, atmospheric, and truly original thriller' Shari Lapena, author of The Couple Next Door

'Remarkable. Stunning prose and compulsive reading. It's undoubtedly the best thriller I've read in a long, long time' Lesley Kara, author of The Rumour

'I haven't read anything quite this exciting since Room. You think all the stories have been told, then something like this comes along' Emma Curtis, author of The Night You Left

'I was captivated by The Memory Wood - a beautifully told, dark and chilling tale' Renee Knight, author of Disclaimer

'The Memory Wood is impossible to put down. It's so wonderfully written, creepily atmospheric and chilling' Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend

Readers love The Memory Wood

'A very clever psychological thriller. Dark, creepy and intense.'

'Oh my goodness, what a ride! I loved, loved, loved The Memory Wood.'