Together We Read: Remember Me by Charity Norman

We are very excited and thrilled to announce a very special treat for book lovers. As part of the national #TogetherWeRead promotion, during the period 27th September to the 11th of October, Wellington City Libraries will be offering unlimited download eBook and eAudiobooks copies of Charity Norman’s compulsive read Remember Me.

No waitlists. No holds. And totally free! We want to make this the biggest read in Aotearoa’s history and get as many people as possible to read this novel.

About Remember Me:
Remember Me was first published in 2022. The book is a powerful, suspenseful, multi-layered, page-turning, contemporary thriller set in a close-knit New Zealand community. The plot revolves around the disappearance of a young woman twenty-five years previously.

The mystery resurfaces when Emily Kirkland returns from overseas to care for her father, Felix, who is suffering from dementia, and previously hidden secrets come to light. The New Zealand landscape is  beautifully described throughout the book and, in places, the book will make you smile whilst in others it  will make you weep and is thoroughly compulsive throughout.

The book is tense and compelling and constantly wrongfoots the reader; a novel that has drawn comparisons with the work of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty!

Charity Norman was born in Uganda and met her future husband under a lorry in the Sahara. She previously worked as a barrister in York before moving to New Zealand with her family.

Her previous book After the Fall / Second Chances was a Richard & Judy and World Book Night title. The Secrets of Strangers was a Radio 2 choice and was also shortlisted for the both the Ned Kelly Awards and the Ngaio Marsh awards.

All you will need to access your own digital copy of Remember Me is a valid Wellington City Libraries membership. Remember Me will be available from our eBook platform, Libby, and our Overdrive app. You can borrow the eBook here. You can also join the discussion about the book at

Our Exclusive Wellington City Libraries Interview:

As the icing on the top of the cake, Charity Norman herself very kindly did a very special pre-recorded interview especially for Wellington City Libraries, talking about to us about Remember Me, her writing processes. It is a fabulous and entertaining insight, and you can watch it below. Charity will also be discussing Remember Me at our upcoming event Stories of Dementia at Karori Library on Saturday October 7th.

So why not join Wellington City Libraries and the rest of Aotearoa and read one of the country’s most talked-about, exciting and thrilling books!

Click link below to borrow your free, no-waits copy of Remember Me.

Overdrive cover Remember Me, Charity Norman (ebook)

A heartfelt, page-turning suspense novel from the bestselling author of The Secrets of Strangers – ideal reading-group fiction, perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty.

Shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel

‘An atmospheric and emotional tale of family, mystery and love … an extraordinarily talented storyteller.’ Kelly Rimmer, author of bestselling The Warsaw Orphan

They never found Leah Parata. Not a boot, not a backpack, not a turquoise beanie. After she left me that day, she vanished off the face of the earth.

A close-knit community is ripped apart by disturbing revelations that cast new light on a yo…rs of living overseas, Emily Kirkland returns to New Zealand to care for her father, Felix, who suffers from dementia. As his memory fades and his guard slips, she begins to understand him for the first time – and to glimpse shattering truths about his past. Truths she’d rather were kept buried.

A heartfelt, page-turning suspense novel from the bestselling author of The Secrets of Strangers – ideal reading-group fiction, perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult and Liane Moriarty.

Praise for The Secrets of Strangers:

‘If you’re looking for an engrossing, heart-stopping and heart-breaking read, you simply cannot go past this.’ – Kelly Rimmer, bestselling author of Truths I Never Told You

‘… moving, raw and insightful …’ – Good Reading

‘… compelling and moving …’ – New Zealand Herald

‘The narrative is as tense and well-written as any Jodi Picoult drama…a terrific suspense novel.’ – Sunday Star-Times

(Overdrive description)

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