The Seduction (Hardback)Joanna Briscoe (author)
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Bristling with sinister intent, Briscoe’s pitch-perfect psychological thriller is a compelling study of obsession and paranoia. Centred on the increasingly damaging relationship between an anxious mother and her insidious therapist, The Seduction is a coolly crafted work that is impossible to get out of your head.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 518 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm
Very enjoyable ... a typically probing, sometimes uncomfortable, always gripping story of erotic obsession -- Jonathan Coe * Observer, Best Books of 2020 *
Briscoe deftly explores the therapeutic transferential relationship in a tense, skilfully plotted and emotionally perceptive story * Observer *
A sizzling new thriller ... Briscoe has a dreamy, elliptical style that reflects the dreamy, elliptical sensibilities of her characters. The Seduction examines the life of one such woman, Beth, a London artist whose psychological upheavals - over what she has lost, what she is afraid of losing, what she wants - threaten to unravel her family and destroy her sanity * New York Times Book Review *
The author has a fine eye for aesthetic detail and an even finer one for parental relationships ... this is seduction of the most insidious kind * Spectator *
Through this addictive, macabre fairground ride of a novel, Briscoe reminds us to value the quieter forms of love * Guardian *
A febrile, urgent tale * Sunday Times *
Juicy and thrilling * Heat *
A gripping thriller * independent.co.uk *
As fans might expect, Briscoe's new novel is a page-turning psycho sexual romp ... As Briscoe folds generous swirls of melodrama into the mix, the novel's temperature rises from feverish to volcanic ... enjoy the helter-skelter ride * Daily Mail *
Joanna Briscoe is one of those writers who manages to pull off that combination of pin-sharp prose with the pull of a plot that keeps you turning the pages. Richly observed, The Seduction is a rewardingly moreish read * Living *
A vivid and evocative tale of obsession and deception * Sunday Mirror *
A clever, nuanced, elegantly written exploration of obsession * Saga *
Joanna Briscoe writes with elegance and passion about the clashes, misunderstandings and silences between generations -- Maggie O'Farrell
Her prose is beguilingly good -- Elizabeth Day * Observer *
Dark, sexy, compelling -- Sofka Zinovieff
Briscoe weaves compelling fiction. The prose is rich, the setting evocative * Guardian *
A vivid and passionate writer. She plunges headlong into sticky themes of desire, love and hatred, uncovering the unpalatable parts of the psyche with an unflinching eye * Sunday Times *
A passionate and humorous storyteller, Briscoe is a writer who puts her reader's pleasure first * Independent *
Elegiac, beautiful, evocative ... Works in much the same way as an obsession ... you may wish to escape, but have already become addicted -- Anita Sethi * Daily Telegraph *
Seductive, scary and almost frighteningly readable -- Julie Myerson
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