A thrilling, plot-twisting novel from the author of
the bestseller Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the
One May evening in London, as a result of a chance encounter and a
split second decision, the young climatologist Adam Kindred loses
everything - home, job, reputation, passport, credit cards, money.
Never to get them back.
With the police and a hit man in merciless pursuit, Adam has no choice
but to go underground, joining the ranks of the disappeared, struggling
to understand how his life has unravelled so spectacularly.
His journey of discovery will take him along the Thames from Chelsea to the sink estates of the East End.
On the way he encounters aristocrats, priests, prostitutes and a policewoman - but will he ever find himself again?
About The Author
William Boyd was born in 1952 in Ghana and was brought up there and
in Nigeria. He is the author of A Good Man in Africa, which
won the Whitbread Literary Award for the Best First Novel in 1981 and a
Somerset Maugham Award in 1982; On the Yankee Station (1982),
a collection of short stories; An Ice-Cream War, which won
the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize for 1982 and was shortlisted for
the Booker Prize; Stars and Bars; The New Confessions; Brazzaville
Beach, which won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for 1990 and
for which William Boyd was awarded the McVitie's Prize for Scottish
Writer of the Year; The Blue Afternoon, which won the 1993
Sunday Express Book of the Year Award; The Destiny of Nathalie X,
a further collection of short stories, Any Human Heart and
Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year. William Boyd is
married and lives in London.
'A storm of a story ... London has never looked so threatening' Daily Mirror 'Thriller lovers will discover a superior satisfaction in Ordinary Thunderstorms, in which a brush with a stranger leaves his hero homeless and hunted through the fringes of London' Guardian 'I can't remember when I had a more exciting read than Ordinary Thunderstorms ... It's about a nightmare that might happen to any of us' Antonia Fraser, Mail on Sunday Books of the Year 'A compelling fugitive chase through the dark side of modern-day London' Evening Standard Books of the Year