Have you ever done something you wish you could forget? Wracked with grief after an accident killed his wife and unborn child, all Marc Lucas wants is to wipe his memory. Until he returns home one night to find that his key doesn't fit in the lock and his wife is alive, well and pregnant - but claims not to recognise him.
Marc is drawn into a nightmare world, one where it's impossible to separate reality from fiction. Is he going mad? Or is there a conspiracy at work - one that could cost him his memory, his sanity...even his life?
Sebastian Fitzek has worked as a journalist and author for radio and TV stations all around Europe and is now head of programming at RTL, Berlin's leading radio station. His first and subsequent novels have become huge best sellers in Germany, and he is currently working on his fifth.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bewildering, disorienting, but a page turner. The narration from POV of character who doesn't remember, and the author seems to deliberately blur what's real and what's perception, so it's fairly confusing, but very effective at pulling you in. The ending though - complete disappointment, bleeding out all the tension and interest. (Translation seems clunky to me ¿ one step below 'plain' thriller prose. "Ironical" ¿ really?! ) Overall, quite sad, bleak ( think the epilogue is supposed to make it less bleak, along with the newspaper cuttings used to wrap up the loose ends, but ¿ didn't really do it for me, especially after that reveal!
This book had me gripped from chapter to chapter as each ended in a cliffhanger. I was dying to find out what was happening as reality appeared to jump forward and backward and morph all around. The ride felt exhilarating for a while, but as we got to the end... I've never felt so let down! I didn't understand the level of deception once the motive was revealed. It felt like the author had a great concept for a book, a mystery memory experiment, but was too lazy to think of a reason for the experiment. Very disappointing. The two stars are for keeping me gripped along the way, but oh that ending...such a disapointment.