The Therapist

Helene Flood

Sold to 23 territories before publication

Outstanding thriller-therapy Bok 365

Everything is just right in Helene Floods suspense debut Dagbladet

Unputdownable (…) one of this years best thrillers Stavanger Aftenblad

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

With a striking talent for both plot and prose, author Helene Flood merges a highly contemporary and realistic setting with creeping suspense and disturbingly sharp insight into the darkest corners of our selves, our family lives and our relationships.

Thirty-something psychologist Sara runs a private practice for troubled youth in the large, newly inherited house she is refurbishing together with her ambitious, over-worked architect husband Sigurd. One day, after leaving a sweet message on Sara’s phone, Sigurd disappears. The large house where every room is half-finished starts to feel less homely and increasingly threatening. Random items are moved or disappear, only to return in their places shortly thereafter. And are those actual footsteps Sara hears on the empty floor above her one night?

As terrible truths unfold, Sara finds it increasingly harder to handle her own life and her own thoughts. Can she trust her memory? Can she, an expert in interpreting other people’s emotions and intentions, truly see her own? And where is she safe?

Rights sold to

  • Language Foreign publisher
  • Braz. PortugueseIntresca
  • British EnglishMacLehose Press
  • BulgarianPerseus Publishing House
  • CatalanColumna/Destino/Planeta
  • CroatianZnanje
  • CzechHost Publishing House
  • DanishGrønningen1
  • DutchCargo
  • EstonianRahva Raamat
  • FinnishBazar Kustanus Oy
  • Germanbtb Random House
  • GreekLivanis
  • HungarianPartvonal Publishing
  • IcelandicBenedikt
  • ItalianMondadori
  • KoreanPrunsoop
  • LatvianJaniz Roze
  • LithuanianAllo Paris
  • PolishAgora
  • PortugueseDom Quijote
  • RomanianHerg Benet
  • RussianExmo
  • SlovakianSlovart
  • SpanishPlaneta
  • SwedishBokförlaget Polaris
  • TurkishEpsilon

Contact agent

Additional info

  • Terapeuten
  • 2019
  • Aschehoug Forlag
  • Crime, Fiction, Novel