Amnesia: An 'ingenious' and 'twisting novel', perfect for fans of Peter Lovesey and William Ryan (Paperback)Michael Ridpath (author)
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Alastair Cunningham wakes up in hospital with almost total amnesia. But he knows that something terrible happened in his past, something that haunts him still. A young family friend, Clemence, is called in to help rekindle his memory. Retreating with Alastair to his remote cottage by a Scottish loch, Clemence finds a peculiar manuscript hidden away from prying eyes. Reading the prologue, she discovers a murder by someone very much like a young Alastair. The victim? Clemence's grandmother, Sophie. Could this kindly old man truly be a killer? Clemence becomes determined to find out what happened all those years ago, even if she must risk everything to do so...
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 22 mm
One of our finest thriller writers... Atmospheric, sinuous and elegant, [Amnesia] demonstrates Ridpath's special talent. * Daily Mail *
Scenically breath-taking, ingeniously plotted...The best thriller you'll read all year * Frances Fyfield *
I defy you to put this down before you've read to the bitter end. This book is absolutely compulsive. Another fabulous and irresistible thriller from the UK's king of crime. * Michael Jecks *
With its setting in the Highlands of Scotland and Italy, Amnesia is a compelling and complex thriller. This is Michael Ridpath writing at his elegant best, prolonging the tension right up to the neat little twist on the very last page. * Aline Templeton *
A wonderfully twisty thriller, with unflagging pace and a premise to die for. * Andrew Taylor *
A really top-notch story which weaves past and present into a nerve-jangling edge-of-your-seat thriller. -- Robert Goddard
A complex story, well researched and beautifully executed, pacy but poignant - I loved it. * Mari Hannah *
Impossible to put down - a great read. Loved the ending. * Thomas Enger *
A fabulous story from a real master of crime. * Michael Jecks *
Creepy, mysterious and thrilling, this is great storytelling with a heart. * Stav Sherez *
Amnesia is Michael Ridpath at the top of his game - a gripping, twisting novel that begs to be read in one sitting. * William Ryan *
With Amnesia, Ridpath has managed to create a beautifully crafted novel, a devilishly and intricately woven mystery, an intelligent but tight-paced thriller. Exceptional. * Craig Russell *
An engaging heroine and a clever, multi-stranded plot make Amnesia an enthralling read. * Mick Herron *
Amnesia is a tense thriller which expertly weaves the past and present together to create a narrative which will keep you hooked from one chapter to the next. * Bookbag *
Michael Ridpath grabs your attention from the opening sentence and holds it until the very end with a plot that is both original and believable. This is a remarkable study of love, friendship, loss and regret within the tight framework of page-turning thriller. * L.C. Tyler *
Really loved the ingenious, engrossing Amnesia by Michael Ridpath. A clever concept, expertly handled and beautifully, vividly written. * Steve Mosby *
Well-written, convincing, enjoyable.. and very satisfying * CrimeReview.co.uk *
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