The Interview Room

The Interview Room

Book - 2005
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"Working in a maximum-security prison for the criminally insane, psychiatrist Paul Lucas confronts the darkest and most frightening side of humanity. But he has never interviewed a patient like Craig Cavanaugh. The scion of a wealthy and influential family, Craig is poised, articulate, knowing, a Harvard man whose obsessive crush on a teaching assistant led him to stalk her, and landed him in Paul's care on an outpatient basis. Paul is an expert in detecting lies, but his patient tests him with disclosures and questions that come unsettlingly close to home. For Craig is familiar with details of Paul's life: where he lives, his wife Abby's work schedule, and the terrible accident that killed their two-year-old son and left their marriage in a precarious balance between love and grief. Then Paul seems to spot Craig observing him in a crowded mall, and at home he notices things slightly out of place or missing, including the handgun he keeps for personal protection. Paul soon is trapped in an ever-tightening web of circumstance and scrutiny that implicates him in the eyes of his wife, his colleagues, and eventually the police. As the battle of wits turns deadly, with his career on the line and his life over the edge, Paul must learn to play the game by Craig's rules-for he who tells the best lie wins."--Inside jacket.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: FICTION ANS
Characteristics: 308 p. ; 25 cm

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Jan 13, 2014

Disappointing. There were quite a few instances where it was very obvious what was going to happen - the author telegraphed it. The main characters - Dr Lucas and his wife, the police, hospital staff - all communicate cryptically, never coming out and saying what they insinuate (and expect the other party to figure out). Could/should have been much better

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nafis8
Dec 15, 2011

An amazing read. Although I didn't have much time to read it, squeezed it through the time I sat on the bus on the way home. A very suspenseful book that will keep you on your toes (even if your sitting) and will draw you to the feelings of the characters. A very amazing thriller as you want to know what the characters will do next. I recommend all those who love suspense, thriller, drama, and excellent character personalities to give it a try.

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Dec 15, 2011

"If you do kill, someone don't tell me. Cause I'd be the first one to turn you in"

-Paraphrased as I don't have the book anymore

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