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 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
Catherine Steadman is an actress and author based in London. She has appeared in leading roles on British and American television as well as on stage in the West End where she has been nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award. She grew up in the New Forest, Hampshire, and now lives in North London with her husband and daughter.
Catherine's first novel, Something in the Water, was a number one New York Times bestseller with rights sold in over 30 territories. Film rights have also been sold to Reese Witherspoon's production company, Hello Sunshine. Her second novel, Mr Nobody, was published in 2020, and her third novel, The Disappearing Act, is coming in 2021.
To find out more, find Catherine on Twitter and Instagram. I: @catsteadman T: @CatSteadman
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