Two old friends - Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday - meet at the funeral of gorgeous, witty Molly Lane.
Both men had been Molly's lovers years before their dazzling success; Clive is Britain's most eminent modern composer and Vernon is the editor of the respected broadsheet, The Judge. In the weeks that follow, Clive and Vernon's lives become bound together in ways neither could have imagined. Two dubious moral decisions and a pact made in extremis lead them both to the heart of Amsterdam, and to their doom.
'The novel twists and turns unexpectedly...McEwan has a master's control Sunday Times
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Reviews for Amsterdam
A psychologically brilliant study of heartlessness
One of the finest writers alive
Full of gusto, straightforward, and delivers blows to the gut...shocking
McEwan writes here with unobtrusive panache