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The Therapist

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3rd February 2022

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Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781529406030

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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


Sarah Ward, author of Bitter Chill
A sharply observed thriller with a plot packed full of psychological suspense. I couldn't put it down.
Chris Whitaker
Dark, absorbing and richly complex. Helene Flood is a wonderful storyteller and The Therapist kept me guessing till the final, devilish twists.
Anna Bailey, author of Tall Bones
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.
Jo Spain
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.
Karen Hamilton, author of The Perfect Girlfriend
Wonderfully creepy, twisty and compelling, with a rising sense of dread that will keep readers turning the pages right through to the unexpected ending.
Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange
Creepy, compelling and very well-written. The Norwegian setting and the questions it poses about crime and punishment are particularly interesting.
Breda Brown, Irish Independent.
Tense and atmospheric . . . Well plotted with plenty of unexpected twists and turns.
Declan Burke, Irish Times.
A marvellously assured debut thriller.
Barry Forshaw, Financial Times.
Flood takes her time but manipulates audience expectations with considerable aplomb.
Andrew Rosenheim, Spectator
A striking debut.
Will have you up all night with the lights on.
Woman’s Weekly.
Don't read this one at night.
We all love a Norwegian crime drama, and this is set to be your new favourite