Skull Session

By Daniel Hecht
Read by Christopher Lane

17.42 Hours 06/01/2005 unabridged
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Despite his brilliance, Paul Skoglund hasn’t held a steady job for years, partly because of his Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological disorder that forces his body into wild swings and to blurt out tragically inappropriate words. When his wealthy aunt asks him to take on the repairs of her magnificent hunting lodge, he is in no position to refuse. But inside the lodge lies a mystery involving disappearances and deaths that haunt the region. Meanwhile, Paul’s ex-wife is using his condition to wrest away custody of their young son, but for Paul, nothing and no one is going to come between him and Mark. Then quickening events lead him deeper into his family’s past, and as Paul faces the darker aspects of his own nature, he must brave the possibility that in saving those he loves, he might well destroy himself.

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Summary

Summary

Despite his brilliance, Paul Skoglund hasn’t held a steady job for years, partly because of his Tourette’s syndrome, a neurological disorder that forces his body into wild swings and to blurt out tragically inappropriate words. When his wealthy aunt asks him to take on the repairs of her magnificent hunting lodge, he is in no position to refuse. But inside the lodge lies a mystery involving disappearances and deaths that haunt the region.

Meanwhile, Paul’s ex-wife is using his condition to wrest away custody of their young son, but for Paul, nothing and no one is going to come between him and Mark. Then quickening events lead him deeper into his family’s past, and as Paul faces the darker aspects of his own nature, he must brave the possibility that in saving those he loves, he might well destroy himself.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A mesmerizing glimpse into the world of psychopathology.” Kathy Reichs, author of Déjá Dead
“A narrative that’s populated by believable characters and infused with healthy doses of medical science and psychology. Skull Session is a story that keeps the reader guessing till the very end.” New York Times Book Review
“Gripping and disturbing.” Sunday Telegraph (London)
“Hecht balances diverse elements with impressive artistry, all the while making us care for the fate of his characters.” Amazon.com
“An impressive debut…Christopher Lane gives a masterful performance. Skoglund’s character is not an easy one to portray, yet Lane does so with intensity and sensitivity. In addition, Lane delivers the other characters with a graceful sense of timing, permitting the reader to remain focused on the many nuances of the novel and its characters.” AudioFile
“This 1989 novel, a first-rate mix of horror, suspense, and mystery, holds high listener appeal.” Booklist 
“Newcomer Hecht spins a sticky spider web of intricate metaphors that boil down to the fact that appearances are deceiving.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Daniel Hecht

Daniel Hecht is the author of six novels published in twelve languages and seventy-four editions throughout the world, with bestsellers in the United States, England, Holland, and Israel. His novels include Skull Session, The Babel Effect, City of Masks, Land of Echoes, and Bones of the Barbary Coast. Hecht lives in Vermont and teaches at Champlain College.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 17.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English