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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14  ·  rating details  ·  3,338 ratings  ·  357 reviews
Dr. Larzek, a highly respected German psychiatrist, is devastated by first his daughter’s mysterious illness and then her disappearance. Falling into the bottle and away from his wife, he hires a private investigator to continue the search. Later, unable to work, Larzek retreats to the remote North Sea island of Parkum, where he encounters Anna Glass, a young woman who dem ...more
Hardcover, First, 304 pages
Published March 17th 2009 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2006)
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Franco  Santos
¿Es posible lo inconcebible?

Este libro me gustó de principio a fin.

Siempre lo veía en las librerías y nunca lo compraba. Una vez, por error, lo compré...

Cuando llegue a mi casa lo abrí y me lo puse a leer.
Ese mismo día lo terminé.

Es sumamente adictivo. Un libro que te sorprende con cada capitulo; en el cual nada parece tener sentido, nada concuerda, todo es tan raro y etéreo que se te hace imposible dilucidar algo. Es un excelente relato de misterio, que no vas a poder soltar.

Ya lo he r
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Isabel
Mejor libro de suspenso que he leído este año! y creo que unos de los mejores de mi vida! Nunca ningún libro me había atrapado tanto!



Hasta que no lo termine estaba:
Turtelina
The book had me hooked. Short chapters, at each end a cliffhanger that practically forced you to read on. The end was interesting. I read a bunch of reviews on Amazon about what other people thought about the end, some loved it, some hated it. I cant decide. Brilliant and ingenious or more of a huge let down. In any case, most entertaining, I recommend it.
amorevolefe
I had read this book over a period of two days, one of which I was forced to leave the house and yet I refused to put the book down, I had crossed the streets numerous times with book in hand and my very attention on it. "Therapy" brimmed with both emotion and intellect, intuition and paranoia; it extended more than what is commonly anticipated by readers. I had always perceived the more aberrant books to be the most intriguing.

By saying this I am certain that I am speaking for all readers of th
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Paula
Un libro para devorar, suspenso y sorpresas hasta la última página (literalmente). Buena impresión del autor.
Učitaj se!
Terapija je zaista fascinantan psihološki triler koji nas, prikazujući nam slučaj neriješenog nestanka jedne djevojčice, zapravo uvodi u svijet shizofrenije i daje nam uvid u to kako izgleda svijet promatran kroz oči osoba oboljelih od te opake psihičke bolesti.

Radnja je napeta i puna misterija koji nas tjeraju da, zajedno s Viktorom, tragamo za odgovorima, a kako se kojem odgovoru uspijemo približiti, još više pitanja potom iskoči. Neke stvari uspijete naslutiti, neke vas u potpunosti iznenade,
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Tanja Berg
Rating 4* out of 5. I'm trying to figure out how to say something elegant about this book, but I can't. This was a total mindfuck from start to finish. Of course I had my suspicions and I wasn't totally wrong... But yeah, I was. Totally up every wall and down the other side. Every one of my theories was right in the end. That's not supposed to happen! ONE theory is supposed to be right. Not all of them. No one ever ties such a story together. Except Fitzek.

Viktor Larenz, famous psychiatrist, los
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Carmo Santos
Não foi uma leitura pacifica. Achei o livro confuso desde o inicio e os diálogos também não ajudavam. Eram fraquinhos, levantavam questões que ficavam sem resposta e não revelavam nada de significativo. Quanto mais avançava no enredo mais duvidas tinha sobre quem eram os loucos ou os sãos, quem dizia a verdade ou quem alucinava.
A mais valia desta história foi o autor conseguir manter a fasquia do suspense elevada do principio ao fim , deixando sempre uma ponta solta, uma duvida ou promessa de r
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Kelly
Dr. Viktor Larenz is a renowned Psychotherapist, but his life falls apart the day his 12 year old daughter Josy disappears. Fours year later, Viktor is taking a break on the island of Parkum, when a strange woman called Anna Glass insists she needs him to give her therapy sessions. When she starts talking about a character in her book, a young girl that ran away, Viktor wonders if she could possibly be referring to his daughter, and if he might he find out what happened to her after all?

This boo
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Georg
Das schlimme an Krimis ist, dass sie am Ende dann am meisten enttäuschen können, wenn der Anfang besonders gut gelungen ist. Allerdings hängt das eine meist unmittelbar mit dem anderen zusammen. Ein Krimi hat einen guten Anfang, wenn Überraschendes passiert, was nicht zusammen passt, wenn sich dem Leser Fragen stellen, auf die es keine vernünftige Antwort zu geben scheint, und wenn die Aufklärung des Falles anschenend unmöglich ist. Ist auf diese Weise Neugierde und Interesse geweckt, kann man n ...more
Morticia Addams
GOOD GRACE, this book was so exciting! It felt like that I was just as crazy as Viktor. It was the movie Shutter Island all over again. Isabell is clearly a fcking bitch. I don't even understand how you could do something like that to your husband. But okay.. I couldn't stop reading and that's what I loved about it and that's reallyyyyy what reading is all about.

I really don't understand why people would give this book two or three stars. Dude??!! Where were you while reading this book???

Anyhow
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Lucia
SPOILER ALERT

Español:
Dios!! Este libro es impresionante nos relata de maneras espectaculares la capacidad de la mente humana en todos los aspectos desde la imaginación hasta la locura del hombre. Creo que la capacidad de Sebastian Fitzekpara describirnos estas cosas es bastante impresionante.
Mi personaje favorito es el mismo Larenz. Creo que es un hombre muy interesante que siente un amor incondicional por su hija pequeña (view spoiler)
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Debora
"La Terapia" è il romanzo d'esordio dello scrittore tedesco Sebastian Fitzek che si è conteso il primo posto della classifica letteraria con il noto romanzo "Il Codice da Vinci" di Dan Brown. In Germania ha avuto un successo strabiliante ed è diventato in breve tempo un bestseller. In Italia non sono molti i romanzi nordici che vengono tradotti e che, soprattutto, riscuotono un discreto successo e, infatti, con la prima pubblicazione con Rizzoli nel 2007 questo bellissimo romanzo di Fitzek è pas ...more
Rosalba
La verità è un puzzle con un numero di pezzi sconosciuto. Si scopre solo quando l’intero mosaico è stato composto.

Questa mattina, nonostante sia un giorno di festa, mi sono svegliata prestissimo. Guardando fuori dalla finestra, attraverso il buio si intravedeva la pioggia battente nel riflesso di luce del lampione in giardino. Allora, mi sono chiesta come occupare in modo piacevole questa giornata che ancora prima dell’alba si presentava grigia, piovosa e fredda. Non avevo voglia di “correre con
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Monica
Jacket notes: "Josy, a twelve year old girl, has an inexplicable illness and vanishes without trace from her doctor''s office during treatment. Four years later: Josy''s father, well-known psychiatrist Viktor Larenz, has withdrawn himself to an isolated North Sea island in order to deal with the tragedy. Until he''s paid a surprise visit from a beautiful stranger. Anna Glass is a novelist and she suffers from an unusual form of schizophrenia: all the characters she creates for her books become r ...more
Esme
Hin und wieder lass ich mich von dem Hype, der um ein Buch entsteht, anstecken und muss es dann auch unbedingt lesen, so auch "Die Therapie".

Psychiater Larenz zieht sich nach dem mysteriösen Verschwinden seiner Tochter auf die Insel Parkum zurück und beginnt mit einer geheimnisvollen Frau, die anscheinend Kenntnisse über den Verbleib seiner Tochter hat, eine Therapie.

Das Positive zuerst, das Buch lässt sich leicht und zügig lesen und ist durchaus kurzweilig.
Aber überraschend? Verblüfft hat mich
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Yumi Learner
My Thirty-Fourth Book in English This Year

I finished my thirty-fourth book in English this year. It was "Therapy", and the book was written in German and translated into English. It's my first mystery book in English. I love reading mystery in Japanese, but I hadn't read it in English.

The book was very complex, and I sometimes got confused. While reading the book, I found who killed the protagonist's daughter. However, the climax was not same as I imagined. It was more complex. I never thought
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Milagros Lopez
4,5
Creo que aunque solo lei 2 libros de este autor le tengo mucho cariño. Me gusta muchisimo su forma de escribir, sus tramas y los desenlaces de sus historias. Me sorprenden y me maravillan.
Este libro es muy entretenido, su personaje principal es muy intenso y el rumbo de la historia cambia varias veces hacia el final confundiendote al pensar que todo esta resuelto.
Me intrigo mucho y al tener capitulos tan cortos me insinuaba a seguir leyendo para descubrir la verdad de todo.
Como me paso al le
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Teresa
Quando se começa a ler,é impossível parar.O suspense é desesperante.É um policial diferente, e muito bom.
Clarabel
Cette histoire a de quoi vous faire dresser les cheveux sur la tête ! L'auteur a mis en scène une machination implacable, sous forme de huis-clos, entre un psychiatre et une jeune femme écrivain, qui se dit schizophrène. Cela se passe sur une île, battue par les vents et la tempête, impeccable pour se sentir pris au piège, avec la sensation d'une angoisse rampante et étouffante. C'est franchement bien fichu, ça se lit aussi très vite, de façon mécanique, avec des chapitres courts, qui multiplien ...more
Janice
Dr. Viktor Larenz ist Psychiater, verheiratet mit Isabell und hat eine zwölfjährige Tochter, Josephine genannt Josy. Josy ist schon seit 11 Monaten krank, aber kein Arzt vermag zu sagen, was sie hat. Nun ist Viktor wieder mit ihr bei einem Arzt, dem Allergologen und Freund der Familie Dr. Grohlke. Als Viktor für Josy ein Glas Wasser holen will, wird sie ins Behandlungszimmer gerufen und jetzt wartet Viktor seit einer halben Stunde auf sie. Plötzlich überkommt ihm die Gewissheit, dass er seine To ...more
Original Doll (Lea Martinuš)
Wow, this mind-tricking story is spectacular!!!

Poznati psihijatar Viktor Larenz nađe se u središtu pozornosti kada mu doslovce pred očima kći nestane bez traga. Čekavši ju pred vratima jednog od mnogobrojnih doktora koje je posjećivala pošto je zadnjih mjeseci bolovala od raznih bolesti kojima je bilo nemoguće utvrditi uzrok, shvaća da Josy nije u ordinaciji a njezin nestanak obavijen je velom misterije. Tog momenta život mu se mijenja zauvijek..

Četiri godine kasnije Viktor se udaljio od žene i
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Marcus Johanus
Ich spare es mir, auf den Inhalt einzugehen, denn das Buch ist nicht neu und Inhaltsangaben gibt es hier und an anderer Stelle im Netz genug.

Hier meine zwei Cents zur Lektüre von "Die Therapie": Wirklich spannend. Das ist wohl das Wichtigste und beste, das man von dem Roman sagen kann. Wer kurzweilige Lektüre für den Urlaub sucht, macht mit "Die Therapie" nichts falsch.

Mit hat besonders gut die Atmosphäre der kleinen, abgelegenen und von der Außenwelt abgeschnittenen Nordseeinsel gefallen, auf d
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Angeles Glod.
¿Podría existir un libro con mas suspenso y acertijos?

Mi meta es ser psicóloga, y ser una profesional en ello, mi familia y amigos constantemente me dicen que me volveré loca y mi respuesta siempre es que los psiquiatras son los que se vuelven locos, no los psicólogos, y este libro define mi punto.

Terapia; es una historia que te envuelve de principio a fin, contienen tanto suspenso e incógnitas que piensas que te volverás loco en cualquier momento, cada palabra que leía me hacia querer saltar de
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Chris Wolak
I came across this book by way of Euro Crime, an information packed blog devoted to British and European crime fiction. I was scrolling through the list of authors sorted by their country of origin looking for something recent to read by a German writer. Sebastian Fitzek's Therapy was the lucky winner because I was able to request it through the Metropolitan Library System via my library's website with a simple click of my mouse. It arrived in two or three days. I love my library. I used to be a ...more
Isabella
In einem Tag durchgelesen. Das soll bei mir was heißen.
Sebastian Fitzek hat es wieder geschafft, wieder einen Albtraum gebaut. Ich muss zugeben, das Ende habe ich nicht komplett verstanden, zumindest nicht immer, aber letztendlich... nun ja, vielleicht liegt das auch an meinem Alter und dem dementsprechenden Verständnis.
Nun ja, zum Stil kann ich wohl kaum etwas sagen: Wer Fitzeks Stil kennt, wird ihn auch hier wiedererkennen, und er liest sich ebenso leicht und flüssig wie sonst immer. Mir ist
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Leonhard Bartolomeus
awalnya saya membeli buku ini karena pernah mendapat versi ebook dalam bahasa aslinya, jerman. Setelah membaca dalam versi Indonesia, saya benar - benar terpukau dengan kemampuan Sebastian Fitzek dalam novel ini. Kalau anda pernah menonton Shutter Island (Leonardo Di Caprio) mungkin akan menemukan benang merah yang sama dalam novel ini. Ceritanya melibatkan seseorang yang menderita Schizofrenia dan Multiple Disorder.
Yang menarik dalam novel ini adalah, bagaimana Fitzek menggambarkan seorang psik
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Astrid Teixeira
¡Este libro es un bomba! lo comencé hace horas y no quise parar hasta terminarlo porque la historia es muy adictiva, demasiado interesante. Es uno de los mejores thriller psicológicos que me he leído en mi vida (y eso que es mi género favorito), es uno de los poco de este género que el final ME ENCANTÓ, quedé satisfecha y valió absolutamente cada segundo que le dediqué.
Isa
5/5 si pudiera darle 100 estrellas, se las daría. (aw xD)

Con Terapia nos encontramos una obra de suspenso, con una narrativa muy inteligente, si hubiese podido no habría soltado el libro hasta terminarlo.

La historia es realmente buena, la personalidad de los protagonistas está desarrollada de una manera muy interesante. El hilo conductor, la anacronía de los acontecimientos hacen que todo tome un sentido muy especial.

Todo eso y mucho más hizo que este libro fuera uno de los mejores que he leído
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Мая
Болна книга ! В пряк и преносен смисъл ....

Книга за болестите, които разяждат човешката душа, отношения, мисли, постъпки ....

Увлекателно написано повествование, ярки образи, последователност на изказа :) Хареса ми много !
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Sebastian Fitzek was born in Berlin in 1971. After going to law school and being promoted to LL.D., he decided against a juridical profession for a creative occupation in the media. After the traineeship at a private radio station he switched to the competition as head of entertainment and became chief editor later on, thereafter becoming an independent executive consultant and format developer fo ...more
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