Original title: Terapiassa
Author: Martta Kaukonen
Genre: Crime & Suspense
Full English manuscript
An addictive psychological thriller in the spirit of Gillian Flynn
Ira, 20, a serial killer who was abducted as a child, starts therapy with celebrity therapist Clarissa. Only one of them knows that they share a mutual secret from the past. Will the other one realize it before she gets murdered?
Clarissa is a middle-aged psychotherapist, the best in her field. She is familiar to everyone from her TV appearances and from glossy magazines. For her, every patient is a princess. And someone only she can save. Or can she? Clarissa already has one suicide to answer for; a teenage boy’s death never seizes to haunt her.
When Ira becomes Clarissa’s patient, a cat-and-mouse game begins in which rules are followed by no one. The kind of game that never ends well.
"Martta Kaukkonen’s „Follow the Butterfly“ offers readers many sudden twists. The main character is one of a kind, captivating like a butterfly."- Maire Kasemaa, Editor, Hea Lugu, Estonia
”I have never read a thriller like this. A female serial killer whom we root for and not one unreliable narrator but four whose narratives are woven into each other with such skill. This plot-driven, emotional and wonderfully written book is what our readers have been waiting for.” –Janina Dyballa, Heyne Verlag
"We couldn't be more excited to have acquired Martta Kaukonen's twisty addictive psychological thriller FOLLOW THE BUTTERFLY and its sequel. Ira has to be the most sympathetic serial killer in crime fiction, and is one of the most original protagonists we’ve come across in a very long time." - Daniel Seton, Pushkin Press, United Kingdom
”…Martta Kaukonen keeps spinning the suspense tighter and tighter, one chapter at a time. This entertaining debut novel is like a box of candy for all friends of psychological thrillers.” - Me Naiset magazine
“The author moves the story forward in a sure-handed manner whilst whirling the reader as if in a carousel. The thriller has been written in a fast-paced and vivid style that compels you to gulp down the story like cotton candy. Follow the Butterly will satisfy anyone’s hunger for suspense - especially professionals in the field of psychology who want an enjoyable read on their day off.” -Anette Jaakonaho, Psykologi Magazine
"We couldn't be more excited to have acquired Martta Kaukonen's twisty addictive psychological thriller 'Follow the Butterfly' and its sequel. Ira has to be the most sympathetic serial killer in crime fiction, and is one of the most original protagonists we’ve come across in a very long time."
- Daniel Seton, Pushkin Press, United Kingdom
FINLAND: WSOY (orig.)
CZECHIA: Albatros Media
DENMARK: Forlaget Falco
ESTONIA: Hea Lugu
FILM & TV: Legendary Tobis TV
HUNGARY: Partvonal Kiadó
POLAND: Czarna Owca
WORLD ARABIC: Al Arabi
WORLD ENGLISH: Pushkin Press, Audible (audio)