Twelve-year-old Josy has an inexplicable illness. She vanishes without a trace from her doctor's office during treatment. Four years later, Josy's father, psychiatrist Viktor Larenz, has withdrawn himself to an isolated North Sea island in order to deal with the tragedy.
Then he's paid a surprise visit by a beautiful stranger. Anna Glass is a novelist who suffers from an unusual form of schizophrenia: all the characters she creates for her books become real to her. In her last novel she has written about a young girl with an unknown illness who has disappeared without a trace.
Where is his daughter?
Can Anna's delusions describe Josy's last days? Reluctantly, Viktor agrees to take on her therapy in a final attempt to uncover the truth behind his daughter's disappearance. But very soon these sessions take a dramatic turn as the past is dragged back into the light - with terrifying consequences.
Spine-chilling...masterful...brilliant The Times
Fitzek, Sebastian Sebastian Fitzek was born in 1971 in Berlin. Right with his first psycho-thriller "Therapy", he found his way into the paperback-bestseller list, was nominated for the Friedrich-Glauser-Award in the category "Best Debut" and got thrilled critics and readers likewise. With the following bestsellers "Dialing Amok", "The Child", "The Soul-Breaker", "Splinter" and "The Eye Collector" he strengthened his reputation as THE German star of psycho-thrillers. His books have reached a total circulation of over two million copies and have been translated in more than twenty languages. All his works shall be adapted for cinema; next year there will be the world premiere of "The Soul-Breaker" on stage.