Original title: Amnesia
Author: Federico Axat
«I’ve been tricked. My name is John Brennen, I am 27 and already a recovered alcoholic.
On Saturday 15th of May I woke up on my sofa with no memories of the last few hours. There was an empty Vodka bottle on the table and the gun that I normally keep hidden. The dead body of a beautiful young woman was lying on the floor.
Who would do something like this to a poor children’s books illustrator? I have no enemies. I am a simple divorcee, father of a 4-year-old girl. However, I cannot prove my innocence. I can’t remember a thing.
I buried the body in the middle of the woods, believing there was no other way out, as no one would ever believe me, and I would lose the life I was just putting back into pieces. A mistake, that was a mistake that hasn’t stopped torturing me since.
Tonight I’ll take the body out. I will seek the truth.»
SPANISH | Destino/Planeta
ITALIAN | Longanesi