The Captives

The Captives

The riveting story of a woman convicted of a brutal crime, the prison psychologist who recognizes her as his high-school crush—and 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 Miranda’s case. But Miranda is just as beguiling as ever, and he’s 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, she gives no indication of having any idea who he is.

Inside the prison walls, Miranda is desperate and despairing, haunted by memories of a childhood tragedy, grappling with a family legacy of dodgy moral and political choices, and still trying to unwind the disastrous love that led to her downfall. And yet she is also grittily determined to retain some control over her fate. Frank quickly becomes a potent hope for her absolution—and maybe even her escape.

Propulsive and psychologically astute, The Captives is an intimate and gripping meditation on freedom and risk, male and female power, and the urges toward both corruption and redemption that dwell in us all.

Title:The Captives
Edition Language:English
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About Debra Jo Immergut

Debra Jo Immergut is the author of the novel


    The Captives Reviews

  • Tammy

    Here is yet another book where the cover is too YA for the content. Anyway, we know from the onset that a crime has been committed because high school ‘it’ girl is, many years later, in prison. Wh...

  • Amy

    I haven’t seen much early buzz about The Captives and I’m not sure why, the blurb alone is eye catching and the cover caught my eye immediately as well, and then I started reading this gem. A prof...

  • Michelle

    Frank Lundquist is a psychologist at the Milford Basin Correctional Facility for Women. He recently suffered a scandal that led him to close his very successful private practice in Manhattan. The base...

  • Zuky the BookBum

    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 f...

  • Natalie Mullan

    Very commercial, very bland, forgettable for the most part. Worth the time - probably not. Redeeming qualities- a slightly different plot and not too long winded. Lacks in pretty much every area....

  • Taryn Pierson

    I have seen basically zero hype for The Captives, and I can’t figure out why because it’s a great thriller. It has all the elements I want: an interesting hook, complex characters (each with their...

  • Elaine

    You know the saying: don't judge a book by its cover.But, in this case, it applies. I should have known The Captives was going to disappoint by the cheesy cover alone. ** Warning! Spoilers include s...

  • Liz Barnsley

    Review to follow as part of the blog tour. ...

  • Anne

    I had a hard time understanding what, exactly, was going on through much of this book, but kept slogging along thinking that all would be revealed to me. Well, I got to the end and still didn't unders...

  • Mark Day

    Once again I have been let down by placing my trust in critic reviews. Book Browse shortlisted this novel so I jumped aboard the publicity train and wasted my money. The reader is asked to buy into a ...