The Therapist (Paperback)Helene Flood (author), Alison McCullough (translator)
From the mind of a psychologist comes a chilling domestic thriller that gets under your skin.
**One of Cosmopolitan's 25 of the best books to read this summer 2021**
"A wonderful storyteller" Chris Whitaker
"Creepy, compelling and very well written" Harriet Tyce
"Wonderfully creepy, twisty and compelling" Karen Hamilton
"Masterfully paced and hauntingly written" Anna Bailey
"Gets under your skin" Jo Spain
"I couldn't put it down" Sarah Ward
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 their 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: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 26 mm
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
Tense and atmospheric . . . Well plotted with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. -- Breda Brown * Irish Independent. *
A marvellously assured debut thriller. -- Declan Burke * Irish Times. *
Flood takes her time but manipulates audience expectations with considerable aplomb. -- Barry Forshaw * Financial Times. *
A striking debut. -- Andrew Rosenheim * Spectator *
Will have you up all night with the lights on. * Elle. *
Don't read this one at night. * Woman's Weekly. *
Chilling * Bella *
We all love a Norwegian crime drama, and this is set to be your new favourite * Cosmopolitan *
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“Scandi noir psychological mystery”
Sara is a therapist whose clients are troubled young people who she sees in her private practice attached to the dilapidated house she is renovating with her architect husband, Sigurd.
The book starts on a Friday... More
The Therapist is a debut novel for Helene Flood, who is herself a psychologist. As someone who loves a good thriller and also has an interest in psychology I was really excited to read the ARC for this novel. I really... More
“Totally unexpected conclusion”
I struggled a bit with the character of Sara who was ponderous at times and manic at others, difficult to emphasise with. The story was very interesting with great twists and turns. Totally unexpected conclusion.
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