4 January 2018
Published by Corvus
4 May 2017
Published by Corvus
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, Clémence, is called in to help rekindle his memory. Retreating with Alastair to his remote cottage by a Scottish loch, Clémence 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? Clémence’s grandmother, Sophie. Could this kindly old man truly be a killer? Clémence becomes determined to find out what happened all those years ago, even if she must risk everything to do so…
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.
One of our finest thriller writers... Atmospheric, sinuous and elegant, [Amnesia] demonstrates Ridpath's special talent.
Scenically breath-taking, ingeniously plotted...The best thriller you'll read all year
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.
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.
A wonderfully twisty thriller, with unflagging pace and a premise to die for.
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.
Impossible to put down - a great read. Loved the ending.
A fabulous story from a real master of crime.
Creepy, mysterious and thrilling, this is great storytelling with a heart.
Amnesia is Michael Ridpath at the top of his game - a gripping, twisting novel that begs to be read in one sitting.
With Amnesia, Ridpath has managed to create a beautifully crafted novel, a devilishly and intricately woven mystery, an intelligent but tight-paced thriller. Exceptional.
An engaging heroine and a clever, multi-stranded plot make Amnesia an enthralling read.
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.
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.
Really loved the ingenious, engrossing Amnesia by Michael Ridpath. A clever concept, expertly handled and beautifully, vividly written.
Well-written, convincing, enjoyable.. and very satisfying