The Therapist

The Therapist

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 08/07/2021
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From the mind of a psychologist comes a chilling domestic thriller that gets under your skin.

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 her relationship.

Could the truth about what happened be inside her head?

Translated from the Norwegian by Alison McCullough.

  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529406023
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 547g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 156 x 32 mm

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The Therapist
Scandi noir psychological mystery
Sara is a therapist whose clients are troubled young people who she sees in her private practice attached to the dilapidated house she is renovating with h... READ MORE
Deborah Small
The Therapist
Slow going
The Therapist is a debut novel for Helene Flood, who is herself a psychologist. As someone who loves a good thriller and also has an interest in psychology... READ MORE
The Therapist
On the fence!
I had an advanced copy of this book. I liked it and I didn't like it if that makes sense! I found it to be a rather strange book, and although I enjoyed p... READ MORE
The Therapist
The description of this book sounded intriguing and I thought it would be a real page Turner. Unfortunately it did not deliver. I didn’t feel it compelling... READ MORE
J Wells
The Therapist
I was disappointed in this story. I felt that very little happened and the sequence of events was slow and uninspiring. I struggled to reach the end and ev... READ MORE
Jane Mallinson
The Therapist
Slow burner but worth sticking with it
This was a gripping read from the beginning. As a result of a tragic event on her life the central character who is a therapist begins to analyse her self ... READ MORE
Carol Barnes
The Therapist
An intense noir thriller!
Rounded up from around 3.5 stars ⭐️ The therapist tells the story of Sara, who’s life is turned upside-down when her husband Sigurd goes missing. I abs... READ MORE
Eloise Spencer
The Therapist
An atmospheric Scandinavian domestic noir
My thanks to Quercus Books MacLehose Press for an eARC via NetGalley of ‘The Therapist’ by Helene Flood in exchange for an honest review. This novel was or... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
The Therapist
A decent psychological thriller
This is a decent thriller about a psychologist whose husband goes missing. He sets off to meet some friends at a cabin and leaves his wife a voicemail expl... READ MORE
Sharon Adair
The Therapist
3.5 STARS - good translation
This was a definite slow burner with much information supplied that, until towards the end of the book, I sometimes wondered how relevant it was. The writ... READ MORE
Dana Farren
The Therapist
Scandi noir psychological mystery
Sara is a therapist whose clients are troubled young people who she sees in her private practice attached to the dilapidated house she is renovating with h... READ MORE
Deborah Small
The Therapist
Nordic Noir Thriller
I received the ARC in exchange for an honest review thanks to NetGalley. I thought this novel was quite fast-paced which I love. I love that it gets right ... READ MORE
Amber Summers
The Therapist
Scandi psychological thriller
When Sara's husband Sigurd goes away for the weekend she is pleased that he is taking a well deserved break. Since moving home and both setting up their o... READ MORE
Allison Valentine
The Therapist
An unsettling noire
The protagonist of this novel, Sara, is a psychologist, married to Sigurd, an architect. Both have recently left jobs within established companies to set ... READ MORE
The Therapist
Great psychological thriller
I received a free copy of this e-book in return for an honest review from the publisher and the author via NetGalley. Sara's husband has lied to her, bu... READ MORE
Kaylie Sudlow
The Therapist
I really loved reading this book. The story begins with a missing husband and his therapist wife beggining her journey of discovery about him. Really enj... READ MORE
Julia Joy
The Therapist
Claustophobic and Chilling
Whilst this book was not what I expected it was truly excellent. Sara is a therapist, her husband Sigurd has gone away for a weekend, she gets a call from... READ MORE
Kate Baron
The Therapist
suspenseful and gripping
Oh my goodness i could not put this book down, it was suspenseful, gripping and well written with great character development. I found the ending just slig... READ MORE
bookworm kirst
The Therapist
Slow Burner
Sara, a Therapist for young adults is married to architect Sigurd. They have moved into his late grandfathers house and major renovations are taking place... READ MORE
Lisa Kelly
The Therapist
Stick with it !
Sara kisses her husband goodbye as he sets off for a weekend with the lads . He sends a quick voicemail to say he has arrived safely and he will speak to h... READ MORE
Debra Bebbington
The Therapist
Thought I had it guessed.... I was wrong
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy. When I started reading it, I was sure I had it guessed early on, I was sitting quite smug turning e... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Therapist
I loved it
As soon as I finished this book I was like OMG! I cannot believe what had happened at the end. Sara's husband Sigurd is leaving to go to a holiday cabin wi... READ MORE
Hannah Symonds
The Therapist
Scandi Noir masterpiece
Having started three books recently, and had to stop mid-way because they were not pulling me in, I started The Therapist was straight in. I loved the calm... READ MORE
wendy flood
The Therapist
Misses the mark
I thought that The Therapist would be my kind of book based on the synopsis. A psychological thriller written by a psychologist - what wasn't there to lik... READ MORE
Nellie Tests