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Thriller | Mr Nobody | Catherine Steadman

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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?

Book Cover for Mr Nobody by Catherine Steadman

Mr Nobody by Catherine Steadman is published by Simon & Schuster UK (9th January 2020) and is available to purchase in digital, hardcover, paperback and audiobook formats.


Mr Nobody is a psychological thriller which at times I found slow but other times really interesting with twists and turns.

Emma Lewis, a psychiatrist is given an interesting case of a man found at the beach without his memory. This case if achieved would be a monumental opportunity in her career. The only downside is, it brings her back to her hometown in Norfolk, somewhere she left many years before under difficult circumstances.

On meeting her patient, he recognises Emma but calls her Mani. Emma is plagued by her past, she finds her patient is both unnerving and welcoming. She is also undecided whether Mr Nobody shares a connection with her past.

As the plot changes the book becomes more fast-paced and I thoroughly enjoyed the ending.

Overall a good read.

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Catherine Steadman is an actress and writer based in North London. She has appeared in leading roles on British television as well as on stage in the West End, most recently in The Rook on Starz and Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution in 2018. In 2016 she was nominated for Laurence Olivier Award for her performance in Oppenheimer. She is best known for her role as Mabel Lane Fox in Downton Abbey. She grew up in the New Forest and now lives in London with a small dog and average sized man. Her first novel Something in the Water was selected for the Reese Witherspoon Book Club in July 2018 and has been optioned by Twentieth Century Fox for adaption, with Reese Witherspoon attached to produce. It was also a Richard & Judy Book Club pick in 2019.

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