The Therapist

The Therapist

Written by: Flood, Helene
Translated by: McCullough, Alison

From the mind of a psychologist comes a chilling domestic thriller that gets under your skin.

What happens when a psychologist begins to question her own sanity?

Sara runs a private psychology practice for troubled youth in the newly inherited house she is refurbishing with her husband, Sigurd. One morning, a voicemail from Sigurd tells Sara he’s arrived at a holiday cabin for a weekend away with the guys. A couple of hours later, Sigurd’s friends call from the cabin asking where he is — according to them, Sigurd never arrived. 

Sara is irritated by what she thinks is a practical joke. But as the hours stretch out, her anger turns to fear, and the large empty house begins to feel increasingly threatening.

To get to the root of Sigurd’s disappearance, Sara must question everything she knows about their relationship. But can she trust her own thoughts? And where is she safe?

From the mind of a psychologist comes a chilling domestic thriller that gets under your skin.

What happens when a psychologist begins to question her own sanity?

Sara runs a private psychology practice for troubled youth in the newly inherited house she is refurbishing with her husband, Sigurd. One morning, a voicemail from Sigurd tells Sara he’s arrived at a holiday cabin for a weekend away with the guys. A couple of hours later, Sigurd’s friends call from the cabin asking where he is — according to them, Sigurd never arrived. 

Sara is irritated by what she thinks is a practical joke. But as the hours stretch out, her anger turns to fear, and the large empty house begins to feel increasingly threatening.

To get to the root of Sigurd’s disappearance, Sara must question everything she knows about their relationship. But can she trust her own thoughts? And where is she safe?

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc - Jul 6, 2021
Specifications 336 pages | 5.5 in x 8.5 in

PRAISE FOR HELENE FLOOD AND THE THERAPIST

“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, bestselling author of The Perfect Girlfriend

“Dark, absorbing, and richly complex, The Therapist kept me guessing till the final, devilish twist.” — Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of We Begin at the End

“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, author of The Confession

“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, bestselling author of Tall Bones

“A sharply observed thriller with a plot packed full of psychological suspense. I couldn’t put it down.” — Sarah Ward, author of In Bitter Chill and The Shrouded Pat

“Creepy, compelling, and very well written.” — Harriet Tyce, author of The Lies You Told

“Outstanding thriller-therapy.” Bok 365

“Everything is just right in Helene Flood’s suspense debut.” Dagbladet

“Unputdownable … One of this year’s best thrillers.” Stavanger Aftenblad

“An impressively strong debut.” Adresseavisa

“Well written and captivating.” VG

“A new Norwegian crime author in the very top division.” Fædrelandsvennen

“Written with intelligence and insight.” NRK