A masterclass in intelligent, original psychological thriller writing, Flood's chilling novel sees a psychiatrist confront the disturbing reality of her marriage when her husband suddenly vanishes.
From the mind of a psychologist comes a chilling domestic thriller that gets under your skin.
At first it's the lie that hurts.
A voicemail from her husband tells Sara he's arrived at the holiday cabin. Then a call from his friend confirms he never did.
She tries to carry on as normal, teasing out her clients' deepest fears, but as the hours stretch out, her own begin to surface. And when the police finally take an interest, they want to know why Sara deleted that voicemail.
To get to the root of Sigurd's disappearance, Sara must question everything she knows about her relationship.
Could the truth about what happened be inside her head?
Translated from the Norwegian by Alison McCullough.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 547 g
Dimensions: 236 x 156 x 32 mm
One of Cosmopolitan's 25 of the best books to read this summer 2021
'A sharply observed thriller with a plot packed full of psychological suspense. I couldn't put it down.' - Sarah Ward, author of Bitter Chill
'Tense and atmospheric, this psychological thriller gets under your skin. Helene Flood keeps presenting questions to her reader, sending us every which way, as she builds towards the stunning and satisfying conclusion.' - Jo Spain
'Masterfully paced and hauntingly written, The Therapist creeps up on you and leaves you looking over your shoulder long after you've turned the last page.' - Anna Bailey, author of Tall Bones
'Dark, absorbing and richly complex. Helene Flood is a wonderful storyteller and The Therapist kept me guessing till the final, devilish twists.' - Chris Whitaker
'Wonderfully creepy, twisty and compelling, with a rising sense of dread that will keep readers turning the pages right through to the unexpected ending.' - Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
'Creepy, compelling and very well-written. The Norwegian setting and the questions it poses about crime and punishment are particularly interesting.' - Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange
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