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The Sleep Room

F. R. Tallis


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When promising young psychiatrist James Richards is offered the job opportunity of a lifetime by the charismatic Dr. Hugh Maitland, 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 Maitland's most controversial projects - a pioneering therapy in which extremely disturbed patients are kept asleep for months. If this radically and potentially dangerous procedure is successful, it could mean professional glory for both doctors. As Richardson settles into his new life, he begins to sense something uncanny about the sleeping patients - six women, forsaken by society. Why is Maitland unwilling to discuss their past lives? 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? In this atmospheric reinvention of the ghost story, Richardson finds himself questioning everything he knows about the human mind, as he attempts to uncover the shocking secrets of The Sleep Room...

Praise For The Sleep Room

Cleve and spooky.  For Tallis, the darker recesses of the mind hold monsters enough. 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.

Engrossing. Immensely satisfying.

Praise for the Max Liebermann mystery series:

A captivating historical series.

If you’re looking for the best in popular fiction, Tallis is well worth seeking out.

Tallis neatly blends mystery and history. Fans of Caleb Carr will feel right at home.

murder mystery of great intelligence. A fascinating portrait of one of
the most vibrant yet sinister series of fin-de-siecle Europe.

Pegasus Crime, 9781605988337, 400pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2015

About the Author

F. R. Tallis is a writer and clinical psychologist. Between 1999 and 2012, he has received or been nominated for numerous awards, including the New London Writers' Award, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Elle Prix de Letrice, the Crime Writers' Association Historical Dagger Award, and two Edgar Allen Poe Awards. His critically acclaimed Liebermann series (written as Frank Tallis) has been translated into fourteen languages and optioned for TV adaptation.