The author of the newly released marriage thriller, THE MEMORY BOX, will be on hand at The Town Book Store in Westfield this Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Eva Lesko Natiello penned her debut novel upon moving to Westfield from New York City. “Raising kids in the N.J. suburbs was very different than in N.Y. It presented an immediate learning curve. Also, just having left my full-time job to be with my children, there was a lot of change for me. I knew instantly that I wanted to set this psychological suspense in a community of stay-at-home moms, a sub-culture all its own.”

There’s another reason Westfield inspired the setting for the story. “I’ve always been intrigued by stories which have beautiful, upscale settings that juxtapose a dark, subversive storyline,” Natiello adds. “The Stepford Wives introduced me to this idea. It provides the first misconception to the reader, that only certain types of people could live in a place like this.”

The Memory Box is a Houston Writers Guild 2014 Manuscript Award Winner.

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In this gripping thriller, privileged suburban moms amuse themselves by Googling everyone in town, digging up dirt to fuel thorny gossip. Caroline Thompson, devoted mother of two, Googles her maiden name—which none of the others know and the hits cascade like a tsunami. Caroline’s terrified by what she reads. An obituary for her sister, JD? That’s absurd. With every click, the revelations grow more alarming. Caroline is hurled into a state of paranoia—upending her blissful family life—desperate to prove these allegations false before someone discovers they’re true.

Stop by The Town Book Store in Westfield to meet Eva Natiello and hear more about the book that was downloaded 27,452 times in just 3 days this summer—making it the #1 ranked psychological thriller on Kindle. Autographed paperbacks will be available.

Come to the JCC of Central Jersey in Scotch Plains, on Tuesday, October 1 at 7:30 p.m. for a wine and cheese reception and hear the author talk about the back story of THE MEMORY BOX, how it was inspired and the day in a life of an authorpreneur. For more information call: 908-889-8800.