The Seduction

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An addictive new story of desire and obsession from the bestselling author of Sleep With Me

Beth lives by Camden Lock with her partner Sol and their daughter Fern. Life is peaceful, but Beth is troubled by increasing unease. It could be to do with her mother's disappearance years ago. It could be her sense that Fern is keeping secrets from her.

So she goes to therapy. Dr Tamara Bywater is there to help her patients, and soon their sessions become the highlight of Beth's week. But Beth is in over her head before she realises that Tamara might not be all she seems...

What if the person you trust the most turns out to be the greatest danger of all?

Author: Joanna Briscoe

Paperback  Published 15 August 2021  384 pages

Originally published in trade paperback 1 December 2020 

“A classy, compulsive tale of desire and obsession, it glitters with menace.”– Mail on Sunday

“Briscoe deftly explores the therapeutic transferential relationship in a tense, skilfully plotted and emotionally perceptive story.” –  Observer

“A sizzling new thriller ... Briscoe has a dreamy, elliptical style that reflects the dreamy, elliptical sensibilities of her characters. The Seduction examines the life of one such woman, Beth, a London artist whose psychological upheavals - over what she has lost, what she is afraid of losing, what she wants - threaten to unravel her family and destroy her sanity” -New York Times Book Review

“The author has a fine eye for aesthetic detail and an even finer one for parental relationships … this is seduction of the most insidious kind” –  Spectator

“Through this addictive, macabre fairground ride of a novel, Briscoe reminds us to value the quieter forms of love” –  Guardian

“A febrile, urgent tale” –  Sunday Times

“Juicy and thrilling” –  Heat

“A gripping thriller” –

“As fans might expect, Briscoe's new novel is a page-turning psycho sexual romp … As Briscoe folds generous swirls of melodrama into the mix, the novel's temperature rises from feverish to volcanic … enjoy the helter-skelter ride.” –  Daily Mail

“Joanna Briscoe is one of those writers who manages to pull off that combination of pin-sharp prose with the pull of a plot that keeps you turning the pages. Richly observed, The Seduction is a rewardingly moreish read.” –  Living


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