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Graeme Macrae Burnet’s Case Study launches with a mystery bookshop tour

Updated: Oct 14

  • Case Study receives stunning reviews


The Booker-shortlisted author of His Bloody Project returns with Case Study, which centres around a charismatic, controversial 1960s therapist, Collins Braithwaite, and a young woman who believes Braithwaite drove her sister to suicide.



Intent on confirming her suspicions, she assumes a false identity and presents herself to him as a client, recording her experiences in a series of notebooks. But she soon finds herself drawn into a world in which she can no longer be certain of anything. Even her own character…


This weekend saw Graeme undertake a mystery bookshop signing tour around Yorkshire to celebrate Independent Bookshop day.



The book is getting terrific reviews – the Spectator reviewer called it ‘compelling… I was hooked like a fish’, The Times called it ‘a page-turning blast’ and in the Irish Times John Boyne called it ‘compulsive reading’.


If you’ve not read it yet, what are you waiting for?


Reviews for Case Study:


'A page-turning blast, funny, sinister and perfectly plotted so as to reveal ― or withhold ― its secrets in a consistently satisfying way … Rarely has being constantly wrong-footed been so much fun.' James Walton, The Times


‘Compelling… I was hooked like a fish…’ Spectator


'A page-turning blast, funny, sinister and perfectly plotted so as to reveal ― or withhold ― its secrets in a consistently satisfying way … Rarely has being constantly wrong-footed been so much fun.' James Walton, The Times


‘Sinister and cleverly done’ – Daily Mail


‘Lucid, rich in irony, an uncommonly interesting and satisfying novelist’ Allan Massie, Scotsman


‘In addition to [CASE STUDY’s] ludic pleasures, Burnet captures his characters’ voices so brilliantly that what might have been just an intellectual game feels burstingly alive and engaging.’ – Jake Kerridge, Sunday Telegraph


‘You’ll be completely beguiled by this sly, darkly comic offering with its unreliable narrator and equally unreliable author.’ – Neil Armstrong, ‘The Best New Fiction’, Mail on Sunday


‘CASE STUDY makes for compulsive reading … it reads like a thriller.’ – John Boyne, Irish Times

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