Author(s): 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...
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
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