- Current Status
- In Season
- Kelly Simmons
- Fiction, Mystery and Thriller
We gave it a B+
A man breaks into Claire Cooper’s suburban home and starts to kidnap one of her kids, but Claire implores him to ”take me” instead. He does. Thus begins a weeklong endurance test, as Claire and her captor form an edgy bond.
Midnight Run with a female Charles Grodin.
Kelly Simmons dilutes the suspense with a lot of backstory about Claire’s troubled marriage, but her invigorating prose in Standing Still beefs up a conventional crime story. B+