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01 May 2022
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
Translated by:  
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   240g
ISBN:   9781529406030
ISBN 10:   152940603X
Pages:   336
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Helene Flood is a psychologist who obtained her doctoral degree on violence, revictimization and trauma-related shame and guilt in 2016. She now works as a psychologist and researcher at the National Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress. She lives in Oslo with her husband and two children. The Therapist is her first adult novel; it has now been bought for film by Anonymous Content, and rights have been sold to 28 countries.

Reviews for The Therapist

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 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 *

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