Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Therapy by Sebastian Fitzek

"The blood was definitely female."
"Female...What age?"

~Page 125

Title: Therapy
Author: Sebastian Fitzek
ISBN: 9780330453158
Publisher: Pan Books/2008
Pages: 293

It is as if 12 year old Josephine did not exist. She disappears without a trace from her doctor's clinic without a trace. Her father, a well known psychiatrist Viktor Larenz, searches for her and leaves his practice, goes to live in a remote North Sea Island. It is the only way he can deal with his loss. And he is also drifting apart from his wife.

A beautiful woman, Anna Glass, a writer of children's fiction, come to visit him and wants him treat her for her  rare form of schizophrenia. Her characters in her novel come to life for her and she does not understand that. Dr Larenz finds her story intriguing and reluctantly agrees to treat her as he somehow finds resemblance between one of her characters with Josie. He has to know more, and only by knowing the ending of her story, he might get to know about her disappearance.

Viktor's grief, his obsession to know more, keeps us hooked to this novel. The enigmatic Anna, we want to know more about her. She appears real and yet unreal. Viktor is warned against her but he can't let her go as he can't let go off Josie. Listening to her story, he believes Anna is somehow responsible for her disappearance.

The reader feels for Viktor, his desperation to find anything about his much loved daughter. The interaction between Anna and Viktor keeps the reader wanting more. And when we finally get to the end, it leaves us completely blown out of our mind. Therapy is a novel one can't put down without finishing from start to finish. I would definitely recommend this and look forward to read more by the author.

38 comments:

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

Now this teaser was just creepy!!

Here is mine

Nicola said...

Whoa! That sounds good!

Marg said...

It's amazing what can be detected through blood!

Here is my teaser for this week.

Aisle B said...

How can you tell it's female just by the blood??? Is there a perfume?? ;P

Karen and Gerard said...

This sounds good but what a long teaser. On to my TBR list this goes!

Stopping by from TT. Here's ours if you get a chance to visit: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2011/03/tuesday-teasers.html

jlshall said...

Sounds like one I'd love. Thanks for the great teaser and the review!

Here's my tease.

BookGirl said...

Great teaser! Haven't heard of the book but it will go on my TBR list

Chel said...

Nice teaser! I wonder how they knew it was female's...

Chel @ The Procrasinator's Corner

Kah Woei said...

Intriguing teaser!

Ren Thompson said...

Okay, that made me sit up straight...marking on my TBR list.

Thank you for the visit :)

Leetid said...

That is gripping teaser!!

Jessica said...

Nice teaser and thanks for taking a peak at mine.

playing.librarian said...

I just need to read the first two lines of the synopsis to be intrigued with this one =)

Here's my teaser:
http://www.playinglibrarian.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays-guernsey-literary-and.html

Novroz said...

How could blood tells somebody's gender? interesting teaser

The Lit Witch said...

Great teaser! Mine this week comes from Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. Here’s the Link.

Book Dilettante said...

Fascinating book and tease! Here's My tease

Cat said...

this book sounds really intense! thanks for stopping by!

Jennifer Stone said...

Oooh great tease! I'll have to check out this book and thanks for the blog love! Here's my Teaser Tuesday. Happy Reading!

CMash said...

You are so right..this one is for me!!! Thank you for knowing what I like to read. It's now on my tbr list.

Bev Hankins said...

It's amazing what you can find out with blood now....

I don't think I could do this book though. I'm not good with children in danger stories.

Here's my teaser: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesdays_15.html

Darlene said...

Ooooh, this sounds so good. I'll have to check this one out.

Margot said...

This sounds like a good mystery.

My teaser is here: Quirky Girls Read

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries said...

exceedingly creepy teaser, and the synopsis just makes me want to know more! Thanks for sharing!

Lady Q said...

oohh, this sounds like a great read! Thanks for sharing! I'm going to see if my library has it. Thanks for stopping by today :)

Heather said...

Looks like I'm not the only one with a body this week. Great teaser--sounds like a good book!

smellincoffee said...

Sounds like a FASCINATING plot! :)

WildIrishRose33 said...

Good pick for a teaser. Sounds like an interesting story.

Thank you for stopping by!

fredamans said...

They know by the blood... too cool!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday_15.html

Shelley Munro said...

Can they really tell that from the blood? Intriguing teaser! Thanks for visiting me.

Sally said...

Great teaser. Sounds like a very intense book.
Sally.
http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday-10.html

BookBelle said...

Wonderful teaser! Are you giving the book a high rating? It looks like a really good read.

Cat said...

We both have lost children this week. I like the sound of yours - great teaser.

Yvonne said...

This one sounds really good.

Zia said...

Well I am curious now. Great teaser!

A Backwards Story said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

What a creepy teaser! It always boggles my mind to see how advanced technology has become and what you can tell through things such as a blood sample!

Laya said...

Ooooh, sort of creepy teaser *shivers*

Thanks for dropping by mine! :)

Teddy Rose said...

Very creepy! It sent chills down my spine.

Here's mine: http://teddyrose.blogspot.com/2011/03/teaser-tuesday_15.html

Mel said...

This is quite a chilling teaser. Great choice. And thanks for stopping by