The Treatment: A mind-bending gripping speculative crime thriller
DescriptionAn eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
‘A wonderful novel. Big ideas wrapped in a plot that moves like a freight train’ Stuart Turton
'Compelling and complex, but still emotionally charged and devastating' Helen Fields
'A Clockwork Orange for the modern cohort. A terrifying near future imagined perfectly' Imran Mahmood
The future of law enforcement has arrived, courtesy of private health contractor Janus Justice. Their ground-breaking ‘Offender Treatment Programme’ has been hailed as the most effective way of tackling crime yet.
As offenders move through the four-tiered system, their needs are dealt with, each tier more drastic in its methods:
Tier One: Low-risk crimes. Physical therapy encouraged
Tier Two: Trauma and addiction. Emotional and psychological reasons for offending are examined
Tier Three: Aversion therapy & moral punishment
Tier Four: Siberia, where all hope is lost
But Grace Gunnarsson, one of Janus’ most highly regarded rehabilitation psychiatrists, has uncovered a terrible flaw in the system, one that is allowing people to get away with murder...
‘A high-octane, spine-shivering thriller, in which neuropsychology, crime, ethics and justice are melded in a mind-stretching concoction’ Philippa EastPraise for The Treatment
'My favourite kind of thriller: intriguing, intelligent and with a complex moral question at its core' Simon Lelic
'Tense and thought-provoking, The Treatment has a bold narrative that's startlingly relevant' Sarah Ward
'In The Treatment, Sarah Moorhead takes a stunningly original and frighteningly plausible premise of a twisted criminal justice system, and creates a page-turning thriller with characters readers will love and hate. Brilliantly done!' Guy Morpuss
‘Thoughtful and chilling, The Treatment offers a terrifying glimpse into a wholly believable dystopian future of crime and the justice system' Brian McGilloway
'A great plot, very nasty villains but more importantly tackles moral and societal issues you rarely see in crime fiction' Trevor Wood
'Intelligent futuristic thriller writing at its very best. The central idea is mind-blowing and the characters beautifully realised' Victoria Dowd
'Intense and unsettling, this Orwellian tale had me gripped to the very last page' Marion Todd
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