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What do you do when you can't tell what you know?
When psychologist Megan Wright discovers in a hypnosis session that one of her clients may have been mentally tortured and sexually mutilated by a gynaecologist at the private hospital where she works, she decides to find out more. She uncovers horrifying details of abuse and damage, but can tell no one because of the ethics of confidentiality. Her investigation will lead her client and herself into the mind and hands of a dangerously disturbed man.
'Dark Whispers' is a psychological thriller set in contemporary South Africa and it fits well into the new breed of commercial South African.
The idea for the story was sparked by a news report on the 'Butcher of Bega', an Australian doctor who mistreated and sexually mutilated his patients, whispering a terrifying and sickening threat to one of them just as she was going under anaesthetic. He damaged hundreds of women before one stepped forward to tell how she had been tortured, after which the full truth emerged.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A born and bred Joburger, Joanne Macgregor is a Counselling Psychologist in private practice, where she works primarily with victims of trauma and crime. She started her professional life as a high school English Teacher and has always been in love with words. This is her first novel for adults.
Publication date: 2014-03-01