Miranda Greene may be incarcerated for a brutal crime, but to prison psychologist Frank Lundquist, she will always be his high-school crush. Nothing could have prepared him for the morning Miranda—as magnetic as ever—walks into his office. Frank knows he should reassign Miranda’s case, but he’s insatiably curious: how did the promising daughter of a congressman end up serving time for such a shocking offense?
Haunted by childhood tragedy and reeling from the disastrous relationship that led to her downfall, Miranda zeroes in on Frank as a hope for absolution—and maybe even escape. But their charged reunion will set off an astonishing chain of events with dangerous consequences for both.
Wildly suspenseful and psychologically astute, The Captives is a breathtaking exploration of male and female power, freedom and peril, and the urges toward both corruption and redemption that dwell in us all.
Debra Jo Immergut is the author of the Edgar-nominated novel The Captives and the story collection Private Property. She has been awarded a MacDowell fellowship and a Michener fellowship. Her literary work has been published in American Short Fiction and Narrative. As a journalist, she has been a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal and the Boston Globe. She has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.