Watch the Transcript Reading of NORTH HALL:
Reading performed by actor Geoff Mays
Get to know writer Julian Lev:
1. What is your novel about?
North Hall is about a psychiatric Forensic Unit where sanity is determined before a criminal trial. The results of an assessment can be the difference between a defendant being sent for treatment or to prison, if convicted. Dr. Ligget, the psychologist who does the assessing, reserves his harshest judgment for himself. Physically and mentally scarred, his crime was being the sole survivor of a house fire that killed his family. His self-imposed sentence keeps him laboring in the cavernous halls alone, as an untouchable, until he is confronted by Jennifer Stanley, who is accused of murdering her son. Her beauty and ingenuous manner spark his hostility, yet are beguiling, drawing him out of himself only to get caught in wider, unexpected webs.
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