Memento meets Sharp Objects in this superb thriller from the bestselling author of Something in the Water, a 2019 Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick

When a man is found on a Norfolk beach, drifting in and out of consciousness, with no identification and unable to speak, interest in him is sparked immediately. From the hospital staff who find themselves inexplicably drawn to him; to international medical experts who are baffled by him; to the nationalpress who call him Mr Nobody; everyone wants answers. Who is this man? And what happened to him?

Neuropsychiatrist Dr Emma Lewis is asked to assess the patient. This is her field of expertise, this is the chance she’s been waiting for and this case could make her name known across the world. But therein lies the danger. Emma left this same small town in Norfolk fourteen years ago and has taken great pains to cover all traces of her past since then.

But now something – or someone – is calling her back. And the more time she spends with her patient, the more alarmed she becomes.

Has she walked into danger?
 

'Even better than Something in the Water, Catherine Steadman’s new novel, Mr Nobody, is original, ingenious, and utterly gripping, with characters you’ll really care about as they race toward the brilliantly unexpected ending.' J.P. Delaney, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before

'Steadman’s de​liciously provocative novel dishes up enough questions to fill the entire space devoted to this review. She cleverly cloaks them in more mysteries, turns and shocking revelations. Much like Something in the Water, Mr Nobody pits fascinating characters against each other and allows them to act on their worst impulses.' The Washington Post
 

(c) Rachell Smith

Catherine Steadman is an actress and writer based in North London. She is known for her roles in Downton Abbey and Tutankhamun, starring alongside Sam Neill, as well as shows including Breathless, The Inbetweeners, The Tudors, and Fresh Meat.

In 2017 Catherine will feature in political thriller Fearless and new BBC comedy Bucket. She also has appeared on stage in the West End including Oppenheimer for the RSC, for which she was nominated for a 2016 Laurence Olivier Award.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (February 1, 2020)
  • Length: 384 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471192265

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'Even better than Something in the Water, Catherine Steadman’s new novel, Mr Nobody, is original, ingenious, and utterly gripping, with characters you’ll really care about as they race toward the brilliantly unexpected ending.'

– J.P. Delaney, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Before

'Steadman’s deliciously provocative novel dishes up enough questions to fill the entire space devoted to this review. She cleverly cloaks them in more mysteries, turns and shocking revelations. Much like Something in the Water, Mr Nobody pits fascinating characters against each other and allows them to act on their worst impulses.'

– The Washington Post

'Steadman once again brilliantly paces the action from the very first scene ... As in all good thrillers, lights unexpectedly snap out, a creepy house is hidden down a tree-woven lane, and long-buried secrets emerge ... A spellbinding thriller perfect for those dark and stormy nights.'

– Kirkus Reviews

'Very clever, brilliantly compelling, another amazing read from Catherine Steadman.'

– B.A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors

'The elaborate plot, filled with seemingly impossible twists, drives to a suspenseful conclusion.'

– Publishers Weekly

‘[A] tricky psychological puzzle … [Steadman] is even better at writing than acting.’

– New York Times Book Review

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