The Forbidden by Frank Tallis audiobook

The Forbidden

By F. R. Tallis
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Blackstone Publishing 9781605985558
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The Alienist meets The Exorcist in Tallis’ novel of psychological suspense, as an ambitious young doctor explores thedangerous border between science and the supernatural. 1873. When the ambitious Doctor Paul Clément takes a job onthe island of Saint Sébastien, he has dreams of finding cures for tropicaldiseases. After witnessing the ritualistic murder of a young boy who wasallegedly already dead, he is warned never to speak of what he has seen. Backin fin de siècle Paris, Paul’s attention turns to studying the nervous systemand resuscitation through electricity. Paul is told of patients who apparentlydied and were brought back to life, claiming to have witnessed what they believed to be Heaven while they lay between life and death. Using forbidden knowledge heswore never to use, he attempts to experience what everyone else has seen, butsomething goes horribly wrong. When Paul returns to the land of the living, is it possible that he could bring something else back with him, an unspeakable evilso powerful it can never be banished?

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Summary

The Alienist meets The Exorcist in Tallis’ novel of psychological suspense, as an ambitious young doctor explores thedangerous border between science and the supernatural.

1873. When the ambitious Doctor Paul Clément takes a job onthe island of Saint Sébastien, he has dreams of finding cures for tropicaldiseases. After witnessing the ritualistic murder of a young boy who wasallegedly already dead, he is warned never to speak of what he has seen. Backin fin de siècle Paris, Paul’s attention turns to studying the nervous systemand resuscitation through electricity. Paul is told of patients who apparentlydied and were brought back to life, claiming to have witnessed what they believed to be Heaven while they lay between life and death. Using forbidden knowledge heswore never to use, he attempts to experience what everyone else has seen, butsomething goes horribly wrong. When Paul returns to the land of the living, is it possible that he could bring something else back with him, an unspeakable evilso powerful it can never be banished?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Thrilling. What we have here is a proper scare-your-socks-off horror tale. Tallis weaves real historical figures into the narrative and conjures up fin-de-siècle France beautifully, but his main intention, excellently achieved, is to jolt even the hardiest of hearts.” Financial Times
“If you’re looking for the best in popular fiction, Tallis is well worth seeking out.” Washington Post
“Demonic possession drives the plot of this polished supernatural thriller…Tallis knows how to elicit fear in his readers, with first-rate prose and atmospherics.” Publishers Weekly
“Written in a lightly ornamented style to match its Victorian setting, this is a full-on horror story that grabs us pretty much from the first paragraph and doesn’t let go until it’s good and ready to. For fans of gothic horror, a tasty treat.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Frank Tallis

Author Bio: Frank Tallis

F. R . Tallis is a writer and clinical psychologist. He has received or been nominated for numerous awards, including the New London Writers’ Award, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Elle Prix de Letrice, the CWA Historical Dagger Award, and two Edgar Awards.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English