Publication Date: Available Now from Titan
Source: Review Copy
Convicted of murder, destined for life in prison, Miranda is desperate for an escape. She signs up for sessions with the prison psychologist, Frank Lundquist, so that she can access the drugs to end it all. But unknown to her, Frank remembers her from high school, where, forgettable and unseen, he had a crush on Miranda Greene. Now, captivated again, his feelings deepen to obsession. What led the daughter of a former Congressman to commit such a terrible crime? And how can he make her remember him?
As Miranda contemplates a dark future and a darker past, she soon realises that Frank might offer another way to the freedom she longs for. But at what cost?
The Captives was a slow burn of a psychological thriller set in a women’s prison where a prisoner and therapist are connected by the past and by his obsession with her.
It was an intriguing read that looked at what lead to Miranda’s downfall and explores the motivations behind Frank’s determination to help her. It is a cleverly woven tale of obsession and consequences and I found it to be extremely compelling.
The feel of prison life is beautifully done and I found Frank to be an interesting character study – his own background informs his actions and it is all very engaging.
Definitely recommended for fans of this genre. The setting gives it a slightly more eerie feel and it had one of those endings that resonates.
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