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. Visit his website at



Well done, Michael Ridpath... this is a clever blend of murder mystery, myth and up-to-the-minute mayhem'
The Times

Ridpath has that read-on factor that sets bestsellers apart

Never fail[s] to deliver satisfaction and excitement
Daily Mail

The plotting and pacing are all one could wish for
Scotland on Sunday

Sheer entertainment... Michael Ridpath provides a master-class in how it's done

Superbly entertaining... Ridpath has another hit on his handsMike Ripley
Shots Magazine

This is a clever blend of murder mystery, myth and up-to-the-minute mayhem
The Times

Ridpath has that read-on factor that sets bestsellers apart

Michael Ridpath is on the war path, trouncing the Scandinavians on their home turf. This is international thriller writing at its best, fine characters, page turning suspense and a great, fresh location.

Never fails to deliver satisfaction and excitement
Daily Mail

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.

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