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An insanely fast-paced psychological thriller with a killer hook, from the international bestseller and master of terror, Sebastian Fitzek. The Clinic is a world leader in memory research, they say they can permanently erase your traumatic memories, leaving you free to start a new life. Marc Lucas killed his pregnant wife in a car crash. He carries the memory of her death with him everywhere - a splinter of glass stuck in his neck. His life is a nightmare from which he can't wake. Should he visit the clinic? Or has he been there already? The problem is, he can't remember....

©2010 Sebastian Fitzek (P)2011 Audible Ltd

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  • Sparrow
  • 22-03-2015

Good story that keeps you guessing

I was pleasantly surprised at the pace of this story. It really is a puzzle that will keep you guessing right up to the end.

I bet that like me you won't guess correctly bit enjoy the journey through this exciting tale.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • TyMawr
  • 20-05-2012

Gripped

As other have said, its gripping, with all the twists and turns. You certainly feel sympathy for the main character and feel his dilemmas, who can he trust? Who can he turn to? What is happening? Don't let the short torture scene put you off as the rest of the story is well worth listening to. The narrator is excellent and I would listen to him again!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-01-2012

Enjoyable but Slightly Bizarre

I really enjoyed the majority of this book. The storyline was quite different to what I usually read and full of twists and turns. You simply don't know what is real and who to trust. The only small downside is the reason for all of it at the end was rather far fetched but what the heck, it is fiction after all!

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  • Andy
  • 16-06-2015

Good, but far too drawn out to be a Fitzek Classic

If you could sum up Splinter in three words, what would they be?

Engaging, Irritating, Engaging.....repeat

If you’ve listened to books by Sebastian Fitzek before, how does this one compare?

Not of the same quality. His recent works, the Child and AMOK were both 5 Star. This earlier book, purchased on the high standard of the aforementioned, left me somewhat disappointed. Don't get me wrong it's good, but when you've tasted fillet, the rump just gives youth hump.....

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Nothing stands out. There were so many scenes with the main character being tormented by ever changing possible outcomes to his living hell e.g. whether his supporting characters were 'good guys' or 'bad guys'. In the end you just got irritated by far too many unnecessary twists.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Planted Amnesia....., a film you may want to forget

Any additional comments?

You might love it, plenty did. Hope you're not disappointed has I was.

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  • L. Sheehan
  • 21-01-2015

Enjoyable

I am a little undecided on this book. It didn't grip me throughout but was an interesting idea and liked the ending.

Reader was good though.

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  • JANET
  • 25-10-2011

Kept me guessing

Lots of twists and turns in the plot. Kept me intrigued right to the end. Liked the narrator too. Great pace. Excellent ending (as well as the beginning and middle). Very enjoyable.

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  • Jay
  • 20-11-2011

What a great read

I listened to this as an audiobook and liked it a lot. At times it had me in two minds - the fist wondering what the heck was going on, trying to work out the story, the second wondering how the author was going to pull it all together and make sense of the story. I failed on the first front, as it kept me guessing to the very end, and the author succeded on the seocnd point.

I thought this story was awesome, and if you're in two minds about getting it, I'd say definitely go for it, you won't regret it. I listen to a lot of not so great stories, this wasn't one of them! The story was from a German translation, but don't let this put you off, it doesn't detract from the story one bit.

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  • Sue Jackson
  • 28-02-2016

Disturbing, didn't care for it!!

What would have made Splinter better?

Didn't hear long enough to find out!! :(

What was most disappointing about Sebastian Fitzek’s story?

There was a scene of distasteful torture a little way in that just couldn't listen to and was put off.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Ben Crowe?

N/A

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment and distaste.

Any additional comments?

NO

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  • Derek
  • 23-08-2015

Outstanding

Did not want to get to the end. Great story, solid characters. We need more Fitzek novels translating into English.

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  • Hazel
  • 06-02-2012

Too much for me

The synopsis sounds interesting but the torture scene in chapter 2 was too graphic for me and I'm not going to listen further.

5 of 8 people found this review helpful