How well can we trust our memory? When we experience traumatic events, highly emotional stimuli can skew the memories our brains create about what happened. This inaccuracy is further amplified as we recount the story and absorb others’ recollections into our own memories. After a terrifying home invasion last year, J.P. Pomare (The Last Guests) dug into the fallibility of memory and how easily our recollections can betray us. Drawing from his family history and past experiences, J.P. explores emotional versus factual accuracy, and the effects of trauma, emotion and bias on how memories are formed.

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J.P. Pomare (Australian)

J.P. Pomare

J.P. Pomare is an award-winning writer whose work has been widely published. His debut novel, Call Me Evie, was critically acclaimed and won the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel. J.P.'s novels In The Clearing and The Last Guests were critically acclaimed bestsellers, while his novel Tell Me Lies was a number-one Audible bestseller and was shortlisted for the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel and the Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction. His latest novel is The Last Guests.