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
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.
A sharply observed thriller with a plot packed full of psychological suspense. I couldn't put it down.
Dark, absorbing and richly complex. Helene Flood is a wonderful storyteller and The Therapist kept me guessing till the final, devilish twists.
Wonderfully creepy, twisty and compelling, with a rising sense of dread that will keep readers turning the pages right through to the unexpected ending.
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.
Creepy, compelling and very well-written. The Norwegian setting and the questions it poses about crime and punishment are particularly interesting.
Tense and atmospheric . . . Well plotted with plenty of unexpected twists and turns. - Irish Independent.
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.