The riveting story of a woman convicted of a brutal crime, the prison psychologist who recognizes her as his high-school crushand the charged reunion that sets off an astonishing chain of events with dangerous consequences for both As an inmate psychologist at a state prison, Frank Lundquist has had his fair share of surprises. But nothing could possibly prepare him for the day in which his high school object of desire, Miranda Greene, walks into his office for an appointment. Still reeling from the scandal that cost him his Manhattan private practice and landed him in his unglamorous job at Milford Basin Correctional Facility in the first place, Frank knows he has an ethical duty to reassign Mirandas case. But Miranda is just as beguiling as ever, and hes insatiably curious: how did a beautiful high school sprinter and the promising daughter of a congressman end up incarcerated for a shocking crime? Even more compelling: though Frank remembers every word Miranda ever spoke to him, ...
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The Captives Reviews
I was a bit disappointed with this one to be honest. Part of the story was really good but Frank and his obsession was just annoying. Great narrators helped though.
Most books I read I check out from my local library. The cover of this book is what drew me to pick it up and read the inner jacket sleeve. Having worked in a medium security male prison as a Warden's Secretary, the description made me want to read the book. The setting is a women's prison and main characters a female inmate and a male psychologist. I read 167 this afternoon of the 273 pages. There were some slow parts, but the last 167 pages had some twists and turns and ending was worth readin ...more
I don’t read enough literary fiction. I don’t say that to disparage my beloved genre fiction, but simply to acknowledge my need to further diversify my reading list. Because otherwise I’ll miss out on books like Debra Jo Immergut’s The Captives. Quiet books, wildly different in pace and tone than the fiction that I usually read. Books with a slow beauty, that pull you down into their pages and touch places in your heart you didn’t think they’d reach.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Captive ...more
Frank Lundquist, is a psychologist at a women's state prison. One day his high school object of desire, Miranda Greene, walks into his office for a skull session but does not recognize him. Miranda was the popular "it" girl with a seemingly charmed suburban life, but now she's serving a 52-year sentence for second-degree murder. How did she end up here? What went wrong? Frank wants desperately to help her, but this is an ethical dilemma for him. Still, he can't resist and becomes obsessed with t ...more
This is one of those novels where I’m a bit conflicted about my feelings. At one moment I loved it, at another I found myself a little underwhelmed.
I thought the characterisation in this novel was fantastic, especially when getting to know Frank. Since the book revolves around just 2 main characters and follows each of their mindsets closely, we, as readers, get a deep insight into their thoughts, feelings and lives. I personally preferred getting to know Frank as I found his story more interest ...more
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It's a fast read, obsessive psychologist, murderer in prison, lots of twists and turns, several bad decisions. Once you reach a certain point you can't stop. Author is not Ruth Rendell but still pretty unique book. I would read other books by her when need a quick read and a break from heavier literature. A 3 1/2 would be better rating.
3.5 Review to come!