Anna O, Matthew Blake ( hardback Feb 2024)
$22.00ANNA O HASN'T OPENED HER EYES FOR FOUR YEARS Not since the night she was found in a deep sleep by the bodies of her best friends, suspected of a chilling double murder. For Doctor Benedict Prince, a forensic psychologist on London's Harley Street, waking Anna O could be career-defining.
As an expert in sleep, he knows all about the darkest chambers of the mind; the secrets that lie buried in the subconscious. As he begins Anna O's treatment, studying his patient's dreams, combing her memories, visiting the site where the horrors played out, he pulls on the thread of a much deeper, darker mystery. Awakening Anna O isn't the end of the story, it's just the beginning.
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