From the Blurb
Is he who you think he is?
Kate used to be good at recognising people. So good, she worked for the police, identifying criminals in crowds of thousands. But six months ago, a devastating car accident led to a brain injury. Now the woman who never forgot a face can barely recognise herself in the mirror.
At least she has Rob. Kate met him just after her accident, and he nursed her back to health in his high-tech modernist house on the Cornish coast. When she’s with him, the nightmares of the accident fade, and she feels safe and loved.
Until, one day, she looks at Rob anew – and knows, with absolute certainty, that he has been replaced by an impostor. Is she right? Have her old recognition skills returned? Or is it all in her damaged mind?
The Other You is a spine chilling techno and medical thriller.
It’s a well plotted and tightly written novel. It has engaging characters; some are the good guys, who are led astray, and others are villains, who are very, very cunning and evil. Part of the suspense is figuring out who the good and bad guys really are.
The plot of The Other You brings us face to face with actions which push well over the limits of ethics, by using technology to fuel unlimited greed. It makes us think about how far science and technology could go to literally take over our lives and even our minds.
It is an enthralling, entertaining and fast paced read, with a frightening, but believable premise and engaging characters. A 5-star read!
I listened to the audiobook version which was brilliantly read by.
Especially for lovers of disquieting psychological and medical thrillers.
By the way, you can get it for the price of a coffee on kindle, right here!
If I could live twice,
I’d be both saint and sinner.
My double and me,
We’re under your very eyes,
But you will never see us.
Brighter than the sun
Safeguarding our hopes and dreams
She rules the night sky
Tiny, white, blossom,
Proud proof of budding bounty,
Epur si muove.
From the Blurb
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 national press 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 14 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?
My Review and Haiku
I listened to, read, loved and reviewed Ms Steadman’s first novel, Something in the Water last year, so I was thrilled to be able to listen to and read her second novel, Mr. Nobody.
I’d describe Mr Nobody as a chilling psychological and medical thriller. It’s brilliant, enigmatic, disturbing, and a compelling read. It’s wonderfully written and well plotted, readers will never guess which way the plot will turn, and there are plenty of unexpected twists and turns. The whole novel works up to a heart stopping climax which is definitely not for faint hearted or sentimental readers.
I recommend the audiobook version, read by the author, a real treat!
I really can’t say any more than the blurb or there will be spoilers. Especially for lovers of unsettling and disquieting novels of psychological suspense.
He hides your secrets,
Beware Mr Nobody,
The man with no name,
He’s no one and everyone
That lurks deep in your nightmares.
A Second in Time
They say life changes
Gradually, but it’s a lie.
It happens at once.
In just a second in time
Everything shifts forever.
Staring at sunset
Watching bright, tangerine sky
Waiting for moonlight
While wanning sun slides away
Slipping into brand new day.
The Bell Tower
A leaf falls, tree weeps,
Separation’s a small death,
Tears tumble from sky,
You ask for whom the bell tolls,
I reply, it tolls for us.
Here’s one thing I know,
Standing under orange sky,
I’m still chasing dreams.
Morning has broken,
New day dawns over still woods,
Sun smiles, hearts rejoice.
Photos taken early this morning travelling to Malaga.