Fiction. An intense, moving psychological thriller. James Shannon, a middle-aged widower with no criminal background or history of mental illness, commits a heinous crime. Shannon confesses immediately and the crime lacks obvious provocation. For family and friends seeking to come to terms with Shannon's actions, the primary question remains: WHY? Once incarcerated, Shannon becomes mute and refuses to talk to his family and his lawyer. After a transfer to a facility for mentally ill offenders, Shannon befriends Hal Gottlieb, a psychiatrist who slowly develops a relationship with him. As Gottlieb pieces together Shannon's background and the facts surrounding the case, it becomes apparent that things are not as they appear.
R.C. Goodwin's work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines. His first book, THE STEPHEN HAWKING DEATH ROW FAN CLUB, was named a Kirkus Indie Best Book of 2015. R.C. has worked as a psychiatrist at a number of correctional facilities and now works at the University of Connecticut. Raised in Springfield, Illinois, he majored in History at Yale, attended medical school in Dublin, and completed his internship and psychiatric residency in Connecticut.Author City: SOUTH WINDSOR, CT USA