Oh. My. Gosh. This book! You need to read it! Yes, you! And you, and you too! I have never had such a wild and stunning reading experience as I did reading Mr. Nobody. Catherine Steadman is an absolute master of her craft!
Mr. Nobody grabbed my attention first from the title and then by its premise. A man washes up on the shore of a small English town. He's soaking wet, shoeless, and injured. Most importantly, he has no memory of who he is or what happened to him. Intrigued yet I was.
I have never really cared for mysteries and was picky with thrillers because so often they're too predictable or you figure it all out halfway through. Not with this book! Not at all! I am truly blown away but the amount of skill and talent that went into weaving such a complex and unpredictable story. Again and again Steadman throws out a red herring and you think ahh, this is where it's going. Or even woah, so that's it Only to have the story take yet another twist. Twist after twist after twist in this one. Even to the very end I didn't know what was going to happen. In fact, even when I thought I had finally reached the end and things were going to wrap up from there, it still wasn't the end at all! This was such a blast to read. I could not put it down and repeatedly fell asleep late at night just trying to force myself awake to keep going. I actually ultimately finished it at 4am and was completely blown away and then just utterly hyped at what a phenomenal read this had been!
I highly, highly recommend this one to absolutely everyone including and maybe especially those who don't often read or don't think they like this genre. So, so good! Crazy, amazing good!