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The Interview by C M Ewan



The premise of this thriller puts you on edge even before you start reading the book. Kate is nervous about her upcoming interview for a job that might be her dream position. Edge Communications ticks all the boxes for her to take the next step with her career, and hopefully will be just the thing she needs to get her life back on track after the trauma of her husband’s death.


The interview is 5pm on a Friday, and it’s conducted in a cube in an open plan office on the thirteen floor, with London city far below. It soon appears that everyone else has gone home for the weekend, so Kate is alone with Joel, who interviewing her. He is surprisingly intense and asks her the most unusual questions. She was expecting the unexpected as this company is known for being rule breakers, but soon the interview gets more and more disturbing. It’s not long before she is scared and feels that Joel is there for another reason altogether other than interviewing her for a job. It turns out he has an impossible question for her, and if she can’t answer it, what happens next? Her life is suddenly at stake, as are those near and dear to her.


This is a spooky, tension-filled read, and your heart goes out to Kate, stuck so high up in a building with a man who appears to be a psychopath. But all is not quite what it seems in this novel that is full of action and twists and turns.


It was impossible to put The Interview down – it’s a heart-palpitating and gripping read.


Reviewer: Karen McMillan

Macmillan Publishers