Putting the PSYCH into Psychological Thriller.
Former clinical psychologist, Bev Thomas’ novel ‘A Good Enough Mother’ is a dark and gripping exploration of the complex dynamic between a patient and a therapist, and a look at the responsibility and limitations of motherhood.
‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides centres on a famous artist, Alicia, who one day shoots her husband in the head five times and then never speaks again. We follow Theo, her psychotherapist, who is determined to find out the reason for Alicia’s silence. Alex did a Post- Grad in Psychotherapy and spent time working in a secure psychiatric unit. Both authors will be in discussion with journalist Marisa Bate (author of ‘The Periodic Table of Feminism’) about how they put their knowledge into their gripping fiction.