I found this great little video online and thought I would share it in the run-up to the release of Dead Blind, the standalone novel due for release on 8th May. Available for pre-order HERE.
My protagonist acquires prosopagnosia – otherwise known as Face blindness, where you can’t recognise people by their face. This proves particularly difficult for him when he witnesses a murder. And even more difficult because he’s a cop and he’s he’s keeping this all secret from his colleagues!
This short video clip is Chris Pine, getting a little frustrated at some mistaken identity.
How do you identify a ruthless killer when you can’t even recognise your own face in a mirror?
Returning to work following an accident, Detective Inspector Ray Patrick refuses to disclose he now lives with face blindness – an inability to recognise faces.
As Ray deceives his team he is pulled into a police operation that targets an international trade in human organs. And when he attempts to bring the organisation down, Ray is witness to a savage murder.
But it’s a killer he will never remember.
The pressure mounts as Ray attempts to keep his secret and solve the case alone. With only his ex-wife as a confidant, he feels progressively isolated.
Can he escape with his career and his life intact?
Margot Kinberg says
This is really interesting, Rebecca! I’d never thought of what it might be like to live with face-blindness. I don’t know what I’d do if didn’t know who’s looking back at me in the glass. Thanks for sharing this.
Jane Risdon says
It is a handicap indeed. Being a witness in ‘normal’ circumstances is hard enough, people confuse what they’ve seen, can be swayed by other witnesses and after a while the brain fills in gaps or creates ‘false memories’ so the Police have their hands full anyway. Cannot imagine a Police officer with Prosopagnosia…imagine him interviewing a witness with it too!!