“A novel of mind-bending brilliance.” Hannah Kent
“I have decided to write down everything that happens, because I feel, I suppose, I may be putting myself in danger.”
London, 1965. An unworldly young woman believes that a charismatic psychotherapist, Collins Braithwaite, has driven her sister to suicide. Intent on confirming her suspicions, she assumes a false identity and presents herself to him as a client, recording her experiences in a series of notebooks. But she soon finds herself drawn into a world in which she can no longer be certain of anything. Even her own character.
“The defining essence of Burnet’s work … is as much about exploiting the possibilities of the novel form as it is about blurring the boundaries between appearance and reality.” Nina Allen, The Guardian
“Burnet captures his characters’ voice so brilliantly that what might have been just an intellectual game feels burstingly alive and engaging.” Jake Kerridge, The Telegraph
“A page turning blast, funny, sinister and perfectly plotted.” James Walton, The Times