Mr. Nobody pulled me in right from the beginning. Instantly addictive and full of mystery, I devoured it in two days.
It begins with a man on a beach. He wakes up and realizes he remembers nothing about who he is, how he got there, or what his name is. Neuropsychologist Dr. Emma Lewis is asked to assess the man, first referred to as Mr. Nobody, then Matthew, the name given to him by one of the nurses. Emma is ecstatic for the opportunity to study Matthew but hesitant to return to the town she grew up in, and left fourteen years ago, following a tragic accident. As Emma gets to know Matthew better, she begins to suspect he knows more about her past than he is letting on, including the one thing nobody is supposed to know.
I flew through Mr. Nobody, developing theories as I went. I did not find it predictable at all, the ending threw me in a good way. It’s as good, if not better than, Catherine Steadman’s first book, Something in the Water. I highly recommend it to other thriller fans!
Thank you to Netgalley and Random House for the review copy!