The Forbidden

Version: Unabridged
Author: F. R. Tallis
Narrator: Simon Vance
Genres: Horror, Fiction & Literature, Detective Stories
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: May 2014
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 24 minutes
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The Alienist meets The Exorcist in Tallis’ novel of psychological suspense, as an ambitious young doctor explores the dangerous border between science and the supernatural.

1873. When the ambitious Doctor Paul Clément takes a job on the island of Saint Sébastien, he has dreams of finding cures for tropical diseases. After witnessing the ritualistic murder of a young boy who was allegedly already dead, he is warned never to speak of what he has seen. Back in fin de siècle Paris, Paul’s attention turns to studying the nervous system and resuscitation through electricity. Paul is told of patients who apparently died 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 he swore never to use, he attempts to experience what everyone else has seen, but something 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 evil so powerful it can never be banished?

Author Details

Author Details

Tallis, Frank

Frank Tallis is a writer and practicing clinical psychologist. He has held lecturing posts in clinical psychology and neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry and King s College London and is one of Britain s leading experts on obsessional states. In 1999 he received a Writers Award from the Arts Council of Great Britain, and in 2000 he won the New London Writers Award.

Tallis, F. R.

F. R. Tallisis a writer and clinical psychologist. Between 1999 and 2012, 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 Crime Writers Association Historical Dagger Award, and two Edgar Allan Poe Awards. He is the author of The Sleep Room, The Forbidden, The Voices, and The Passenger, all available from Pegasus Crime. He lives in London.