Amnesia: An 'ingenious' and 'twisting novel', perfect for fans of Peter Lovesey and William Ryan

Author:   Michael Ridpath (Author)
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Edition:   Main
ISBN:  

9781782397564


Pages:   368
Publication Date:   04 May 2017
Format:   Paperback
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Rural Scotland, 1999. Alastair, a doctor in his eighties who lives alone by a loch, wakes up in hospital having fallen and hit his head, inducing almost total amnesia. Lacking family, friends, or knowledge of himself, Clemence, his sole contact's great-niece, is called in to take care of him. Retreating to Alastair's remote cottage to help him recuperate, Clemence finds a peculiar manuscript, hidden away from prying eyes. The first line shocks her to the core: 'It was a warm, still night and the cry of a tawny owl swirled through the birch trees by the loch, when I killed the only woman I have ever loved.' Reading the short prologue, she discovers a murder by someone who is clearly the old doctor. The victim? Clemence's French grandmother, Sophie. Horrified, Clemence decides to read the book to Alastair, to rekindle his memory of her grandmother and their group of friends in 1930s Paris, and to try to force a confession for a crime he was never punished for. But as they read on, doubts about the true course of events begin to surface in her mind. Which is fortunate, because there are people closing in on the cottage by the loch who are willing to kill to make sure that the old man's secrets stay forgotten...

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Author:   Michael Ridpath (Author)
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Imprint:   Corvus
Edition:   Main
Dimensions:   Width: 15.50cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 23.50cm
Weight:   0.490kg
ISBN:  

9781782397564


ISBN 10:   1782397566
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   04 May 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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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 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


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 A fabulous story from a real master of crime. -- Michael Jecks Creepy, mysterious and thrilling, this is great storytelling with a heart. -- Stav Sherez 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 Amnesia is Michael Ridpath at the top of his game - a gripping, twisting novel that begs to be read in one sitting. -- William Ryan 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


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 Impossible to put down - a great read. Loved the ending. -- Thomas Enger Scenically breath-taking, ingeniously plotted...The best thriller you'll read all year -- Frances Fyfield Ridpath has that read-on factor that sets bestsellers apart. Guardian on Fire & Ice 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 A fabulous story from a real master of crime. -- Michael Jecks Creepy, mysterious and thrilling, this is great storytelling with a heart. -- Stav Sherez 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


This is international thriller writing at its best; fine characters, page-turning suspense and a great, fresh location. Peter James on Fire & Ice Ridpath has that read-on factor that sets bestsellers apart. Guardian on Fire & Ice Never fails to deliver satisfaction and excitement. Daily Mail on Fire & Ice A clever blend of murder mystery, myth and up-to-the-minute mayhem. The Times on Fire & Ice


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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. Visit his website at www.michaelridpath.com

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