Follow The Butterfly
by Martta Kaukonen
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Pub Date 7 Mar 2024 | Archive Date 12 Feb 2024
Pushkin Press, Pushkin Vertigo
'We all have our secrets...'
Renowned therapist Clarissa Virtanen is not afraid to look at the darkest side of humanity. Haunted by the death of a young patient, she will do whatever it takes to save the most vulnerable.
But when Ida - angry, damaged and seemingly suicidal - walks into her office, Clarissa may have met her match. For Ida has secrets. Murderous secrets, which mark her like a bloodstain. Secrets which drive her to kill. And kill again.
Somehow, Clarissa must find the key to unlock her past. So she makes a bargain with Ida - six months to try and stop her taking her own life. But what if she has entered a game more deadly, and more evil, than she could ever imagine?
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Clarissa Virtanen may be a psychotherapist by profession, but she is almost a celebrity in her own right. Appearing in magazines and newspaper interviews with tiresome regularity, she is known for her sexy dress sense and wild girl image.
Nevertheless, you would be mistaken in thinking she lacks depth - not least when it comes to her genuine devotion and diligence in treating her patients. Clarissa is willing to go to great lengths to help those she believes to be at risk for suicide, in particular.
So, when a young woman named Ida - an apparent suicide risk - becomes one of her newest clients, Clarissa makes a deal whereby Ida promises to hold back from hurting herself for at least six months, so that she has a real chance to benefit from therapy.
But is Ida being truthful about what her problems really are?
Well, in a word, no. Because Ida is a prolific and unrepentant serial killer, and her reasons for coming to Clarissa have very little to do with any risk of self-harm...
This is a dark and twisted tale which will keep readers enthralled. Ida is, as you might suspect, not a very likeable character. But she is quite a fascinating one, nevertheless. The other characters in the story are also well-drawn, so overall, this is a quite engrossing read.