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The Sleep Room

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As haunting as Susan Hill's The Woman in Black and as dark as James Herbert's The Secret of Crickley Hall, F. R. Tallis's The Sleep Room is where your nightmares begin ...When promising psychiatrist, James Richardson, is offered the job opportunity of a lifetime, he is thrilled. Setting off to take up his post at Wyldehope Hall in deepest Suffolk, Richardson doesn't look back. One of his tasks is to manage a controversial project - a pioneering therapy in which extremely disturbed patients are kept asleep for months. As Richardson settles into his new life, he begins to sense something uncanny about the sleeping patients - six women, forsaken by society. Why is the trainee nurse so on edge when she spends nights alone with them? And what can it mean when all the sleepers start dreaming at the same time? It's not long before Richardson finds himself questioning everything he knows about the human mind as he attempts to uncover the shocking secrets of The Sleep Room . .show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 32mm | 300g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main Market Ed.
  • 1447204999
  • 9781447204992
  • 335,001

About F. R. Tallis

F.R.Tallis is a writer and clinical psychologist. He has written self-help manuals, non-fiction for the general reader, academic text books, over thirty academic papers in international journals and several novels. Between 1999 and 2012 he has received or been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the New London Writers' Award, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Elle Prix de Letrice, and two Edgars. His critically acclaimed Liebermann series (written as Frank Tallis) has been translated into fourteen languages and optioned for TV adaptation. The Forbidden, his ninth novel, is a horror story set in nineteenth-century Paris and this, The Sleep Room, is his tenth.show more

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'Tallis ... explores the mysteries of the human mind and the nature of reality so skillfully that his final twist can be easily accepted in this novel of psychological suspense that's grounded firmly in fact.' Booklist 'Delivers some wicked chills.' Publisher's Weekly 'An authentic psychological horror constructed of dreams, reality, perceived reality and the supernatural.' Scream Magazine. 'F R Tallis' story charms with its period detail (it's set in the late Fifties) and establishes an effectively spooky setting in its isolated hospital.' Sci Fi Now 'Be warned... there'll be no sleep until the last page has turned!' Lancashire Evening Post 'Layering several familiar elements expertly, Tallis creates a deliciously creepy mood of neogothic suspense' Kirkus Reviews 'The novel is an elegantly constructed psychiatric Gothic, all spires and gargoyles and ghostly echoes -- the sort of vast, dread edifice we sometimes build around ourselves when the lights go out.' NEW YORK TIMES 'I found the novel fascinating ... Tallis has crafted a skillful exercise in neo-Gothic horror.' THE WASHINGTON POSTshow more
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