Welcome to the Wisewood retreat. It's hard to get into - and impossible to leave . . .
THE GRIPPING NEW THRILLER FROM THE AUTHOR OF RICHARD & JUDY PICK THE RECOVERY OF ROSE GOLD
'Deliciously dark and so very clever' CLAIRE DOUGLAS
'Expertly paced, hugely unsettling and perfectly dark' ASHLEY AUDRAIN
'Slick, smart and terrifying' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Totally gripping' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Keeps the reader guessing' SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB
Six months ago, Natalie's sister Kit went to Wisewood, a retreat on a secluded Maine island.
Today, Natalie receives a message:
Would you like to come tell your sister what you did - or should we?
Natalie has no choice: head to Wisewood. Rescue her younger sister. Confess the secret she's been
keeping. Stop everything unravelling.
But there's one thing she hasn't considered.
While getting on the island is difficult, getting off might be impossible . . .
'Original, sinister and compelling' PRIMA
A tonic for readers of thrillers' MAIL ONLINE
'Gripping and compulsive' LIZ NUGENT
'Dark, hypnotic, and mesmerizing, This Might Hurt is a masterwork in family dynamics and the ties that bind--along with the ones that tear us apart. Prepare to be unsettled in the best possible way' LAURIE ELIZABETH FLYNN, bestselling author of The Girls Are All So Nice Here
'A gut wrenching, propulsive story about vulnerability and power. It was impossible to put down' TARRYN FISHER
'This Might Hurt has all the ingredients of a great mystery. Fun, creepy and incredibly fast-paced. A ridiculously wry and absorbing thriller' AMY STUART
'Sharp and intriguing, unexpected and chilling, right up to the jaw-dropping finale. Dark and twisted in all the right places, I did not want to stop reading this book' MARGARITA MONTIMORE
Welcome to Wisewood
Here are the rules:
1) Only approved guests may stay
2) This is your home for the next six months
3) No phone, no email - no contact with family or friends
4) Always follow the rules
5) We expect total honesty at all times
6) Conquer your fear
7) No one leaves the island
Have a maximised day now.
This outstanding psychological thriller from Wrobel (Darling Rose Gold) centers on two estranged sisters. Natalie Collins, an executive at a Boston branding agency, and Kit Collins, a receptionist at a Brooklyn accounting firm, are both wrestling with guilt, anger, fear, and the horrible "barnacle" of loneliness after their mother's death. Each is keeping secrets from the other. Six months after Natalie last had any word from Kit, she suddenly receives an anonymous threatening email from the Wisewood Wellness & Therapy Center in Rockland, Maine. Kit has retreated there to "inward focus" through a self-improvement program to realize a "maximized self." When Natalie races to the isolated island compound, she discovers a life-sucking cult guided by a guy his acolytes call the Teacher. Atmospheric details include the January wind that "shrieks like a woman being stabbed," an abandoned schoolhouse in a forest, and a haunting initiation sequence. Some of Houdini's mentalist feats play a significant role as the action builds to final bombshell revelations. Fans of Liane Moriarty's Nine Perfect Strangers will want to check this out. Agent: Madeleine Milburn, Madeleine Milburn Literary (U.K.).