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Original Essays | June 20, 2014 1 comment
It's a wild and thundery night. Inside a ramshackle old manor house, a beautiful young girl lies asleep in bed. At the window, a figure watches... Continue »
Daniel KallaDescribe your latest project.
Rage Therapy is a dark psychological thriller flavored with my behind-the-scenes medical experience. Dr. Joel Ashman, a young widowed psychiatrist, narrates two stories. One follows the fatal beating of his mentor Dr. Stanley Kolberg, and the other the suicide of a beautiful but emotionally fragile patient. A year apart, on the face of it the events are unrelated, but as the investigation into Kolberg's murder wades into an ugly world of sadomasochism and patient abuse, the relevance to his patient's death grows. After the murder of a second psychiatrist, Joel realizes he is on a crash course with someone willing to do anything to distort the past.
Who killed Stanley Kolberg and why? The answer lies in a lurid underworld of violent sex and sexual predators and in the tortured past of a disturbed young patient.
What fictional character would you like to date, and why?
I cannot think of a more hauntingly romantic female lead.
How do you relax?
Why do you write?
Share an interesting experience you've had with one of your readers.
Name the best Simpsons episode of all time, and explain why it's the best.
In the For-All-Eternity category, what will be your final thought?
Can you tell us a little bit about your next novel?
Ben Dafoe is a young Seattle ER doctor whose ex-fiancée is brutally murdered. The victim, like Ben's missing-and-presumed-dead identical twin, had been caught up in a spiral of drug addiction. But when Ben's blood is found at the murder scene, he becomes the prime suspect. He's forced to go on the run, The Fugitive-style, from Seattle to Vancouver, to solve his brother's disappearance and clear his name. In doing so, he learns that sometimes... blood lies.