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Therapy by Sebastian Fitzek
  

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This is the third novel by this fabulous German writer to be translated into English. His first, Splinter, blew me away with its complexity and relentless style. Therapy is just is twisty, though it turns in very different directions. The words ‘psychological thriller’ do not really do it justice; it is an exploration of how people cope with terrible trauma and what any of us is really capable of. I found myself constantly revising my opinions of what was going on. At one point it felt like a ghost story, in another like a detective mystery, then it got weirder and turned into something else again. It’s one of those books you cannot fully describe; you just have to read it. So that is my advice, just go and read it because it’s brilliant.

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Synopsis

Therapy by Sebastian Fitzek

No witnesses. Twelve-year-old Josy has an inexplicable illness. She vanishes without a trace from her doctor's office during treatment. Four years later, Josy's father, psychiatrist Viktor Larenz, has withdrawn himself to an isolated North Sea island in order to deal with the tragedy. No body. Then he's paid a surprise visit by a beautiful stranger. Anna Glass is a novelist who suffers from an unusual form of schizophrenia: all the characters she creates for her books become real to her. In her last novel she has written about a young girl with an unknown illness who has disappeared without a trace. Where is his daughter? Can Anna's delusions describe Josy's last days? Reluctantly, Viktor agrees to take on her therapy in a final attempt to uncover the truth behind his daughter's disappearance. But very soon these sessions take a dramatic turn as the past is dragged back into the light - with terrifying consequences.

Reviews

Spine-chilling...masterful...brilliant * The Times * The eponymous killer is even nastier than he sounds in this superior German thriller * Daily Telegraph * Dazzling * The Sunday Times on SPLINTER *


About the Author

Sebastian Fitzek

Sebastian Fitzek has worked as a journalist and author for radio and TV stations all around Europe, and is now head of programming at RTL, Berlin's leading radio station. His first and subsequent novels have become huge bestsellers in Germany, and he is currently working on his fifth.

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Publication date

2nd January 2014

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Sebastian Fitzek

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www.sebastianfitzek.de/

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Publisher

Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books

Format

Paperback
304 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780857897077

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