Richard Armitage's New Book Was Inspired by 'The Hobbit'

Richard Armitage is a multi-award-winning stage, movie, and voice actor best known for his appearances

as Thorin Oakenshield in Peter Jackson's Hobbit trilogy and as serial killer Frances Dolarhyde in Hannibal, both of which are based on literature. 

You may have heard him narrate classic audiobooks like David Copperfield.

Now, with Geneva, a terrifying thriller set in the Swiss city, he's making his own literary contribution. Armitage spoke with Parade about the novel and its upcoming film adaptation.

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It's a destination crime thriller about Sarah, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist who is dragged out of retirement by her husband to support

a groundbreaking new neural implant. Sarah begins to exhibit Alzheimer's symptoms, and when

she arrives in Geneva, she knows she is at the center of a crime in which she is the target, and she wants to get out of there as soon as possible.

I hope they're invested in the broken marriage at the heart of this novel and don't see the key plot twists coming. 

 I hope they are astonished and excited, and that the hairs on the back of their arms stand up.

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