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The Treatment

An 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, Sunday Times bestselling author

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 East

Praise for The Treatment

'A great plot, very nasty villains but more importantly tackles moral and societal issues you rarely see in crime fiction' Trevor Wood

'Tense and thought-provoking, The Treatment has a bold narrative that's startlingly relevant' Sarah Ward

'Intelligent futuristic thriller writing at its very best. The central idea is mind-blowing and the characters beautifully realised' Victoria Dowd

'A delicious speculative crime thriller that asks some deep and disturbing questions about our justice system... hugely enjoyable!' Cameron Ward

'A terrifying exploration of how far we can push the boundaries of science and criminal justice ... could not recommend highly enough' Robert Scragg

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ISBN: 9781804365373

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