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Amnesia

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Clemence is contacted by her French great aunt in the States to care for an elderly man, Alastair, suffering amnesia after an accident in Scotland. Can she hold the fort until her aunt gets there? Clemence, a university student in Edinburgh, agrees and tries to help jog his memory with photographs and questions until she finds a manuscript and reads him the handwritten story. Mixed emotions of fear, loathing, compassion and concern occur as she reads and Alastair’s memories are awakened. Then the novel changes gear when the two are attacked and forced to flee into the frozen hills. Why? It changes gear again as the denouement approaches and the unexpected twist is presented. This is very much a mystery within a mystery with lots of action, complex relationships and plenty of twists. A wonderful stand-alone thriller from a respected and accomplished author of financial thrillers and the Icelandic detective series starring Magnus Jonson. Highly recommended. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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Amnesia by Michael Ridpath

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, 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...

Reviews

'Highly ingenious and engaging: a mystery within a mystery within a mystery, like one of those Russian dolls. I was gripped. The irony in all this is that Amnesia will lodge in my memory for years to come.' -- Peter Lovesey

'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

About the Author

Michael Ridpath

Michael Ridpath spent eight years as a bond trader in the City before giving up his job to write full-time. He lives in north London with his wife and three children.

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Publication date

4th May 2017

Author

Michael Ridpath

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Publisher

Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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Crime & mystery

ISBN

9781782397564

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