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Mr. Nobody

A Novel
Written by: Catherine Steadman
Narrated by: Catherine Steadman
Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

He wants to remember. She needs to forget.... Memento meets Sharp Objects in a gripping psychological thriller from the New York Times best-selling author of Something in the Water.

Who is Mr. Nobody?

When a man is found on a British 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 national press who call him Mr. Nobody, everyone wants answers. Who is this man? And what happened to him?

Some memories are best forgotten.

Neuropsychiatrist Dr. Emma Lewis is asked to assess the patient in a small town deep in the English countryside. 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 town 14 years ago and has taken great pains to cover all traces of her past since then.

Places aren't haunted...people are.

But now, something - or someone - is calling her back. And the more time she spends with her patient, the more alarmed she becomes that he knows the one thing about her that nobody is supposed to know.

Advance praise for Mr. Nobody

“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.” (JP Delaney, New York Times best-selling author of The Girl Before

©2020 Catherine Steadman (P)2020 Random House Audio

What the critics say

"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 best-selling author of The Girl Before)

"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)

“The elaborate plot, filled with seemingly impossible twists, drives to a suspenseful conclusion.” (Publishers Weekly)

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  • MLG
  • 2020-01-18

Fantastic read!

Way to go Catherine! Loved your first book but loved this one even more. Creative storyline, lots of suspense, I was only too sad for it to end!
Please write more books soon!

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Gripping story from start to finish!

i thoroughly enjoyed Mr. Nobody, having become attached to the plight of the main character as she grew and evolved over the course of the tale from a closed and fragile personality to one with strenghth, conviction and resilience.

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It was very good

It was different and kept my attention. I enjoyed it very much. A subject I know very little about

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  • Tiffany
  • 2020-01-10

Enjoyable though some frustrating parts

Ultimately I enjoyed this and looked forward to listening more - the suspense was there and there were some parts I enjoyed very much and felt gripped as they were unfolding - but there were times I felt frustrated with the amount of exposition that sometimes made conversations so unrealistic that it distracted. But overall it was imaginative, layered, and enjoyable, hence the 4 stars.

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  • K's Mgs
  • 2020-01-09

Love it!!!

Amazing! The book just sucked me in and I couldn’t stop listening! I’ve been a fan of Catherine since I read her first book. She’s Amazing!

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  • LW09
  • 2020-01-14

Along for the ride

From Mr. Nobody to Something in the Water, it’s clear that Catherine enjoys an unhinged lead character. As long as you don’t try too hard to relate to the main character, you’ll probably have a fun experience. Otherwise you’ll be distracted by all the questionable choices they make... Enjoy the wild ride!

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  • Yankee Bookworm
  • 2020-01-13

Where's her editor?

As with her first book, she needs to tighten up her work. Too drawn out, especially the first half. Frustrating to listen to. If I had been reading this myself, I would have been flipping pages like mad.

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  • lisa penn
  • 2020-01-12

Great writer!

Catherine Steadman is an excellent writer. There were a few lulls for me in the beginning of this with being overly descriptive in some areas but that is the only negative thing I can say. A great, well thought out story. I couldn’t stop listening. The writer reels you in and keeps your attention, she did her due diligence on research as well. I hate reading a book going “ that’s not right” . You believe in the main character and she’s likable. The suspense, the twists and turns, the story, the writing are all exceptional! Can’t wait for Catherine Steadman’s next book! Well worth the credit folks.

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  • Tammy
  • 2020-02-11

Disappointed

I loved Something in the Water & thought I'd found my new favorite author. This though was the slowest storyline that started nowhere & ended somehow behind that. I still have no idea what I listened to & will forever be sorry for the time wasted listening & trying to figure it out. The performance was the ONLY thing that kept me going. I haven't given up & believe she has another great novel in her but this one...isn't it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-02-05

Mesmerizing, gripping, thrilling, and original.

Catherine Steadman is my new favorite author. After her first spellbinding book Something in the Water, Mr. Nobody had a tough act to follow. But it was equally brilliant. Steadman writes and narrates her novels with such creativity, intrigue, and authenticity. She is the queen of the psychological thriller category.

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  • Jessica Ellis
  • 2020-01-29

Love the book lover the author!

So good, love how detailed she is and the development of the story is amazing

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  • Michael Ferris
  • 2020-01-20

Terrific psychological thriller.

Highly recommended. And the author as narrator is very good. Great book for a snowy weekend in January.

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  • shelley neddo
  • 2020-01-18

Loved it!!

Waited with much anticipation for Catherine Steadman's second book and it did not disappoint!! Catherine tells a great story and I could listen to her read the phone book!

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