The Interrogation by Thomas H. Cook
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The ’50s setting is wonderfully evoked, as are the characters - both the detectives and the incidental cast - and the story slowly comes together over the course of one night, before a couple of sharp twists and an ending that you think is going to dissipate pull together in a satisfyingly unexpected final page. If The Interrogation had been written in the years in which it is set, Hitchcock would have made this into one of his best films; it has the sharp and suspenseful clockwork of Hitchcock’s best work, and a slowly ratcheting suspense that keeps you reading. My first Thomas H Cook book, but certainly not my last.
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