Interview with Helen Fields author of The Institution artwork
Story Radio Podcast

Interview with Helen Fields author of The Institution

  • S3E39
  • 40:21
  • March 1st 2023

In this episode Martin Nathan and Tabitha Potts speak to best-selling crime novelist Helen Fields, criminal law barrister turned writer, about her new book The Institution.

The Institution is a nail-biting psychological thriller about a criminal profiler, Dr Connie Woolwine, who goes undercover in a high security prison hospital while she tries to solve the brutal murder of one of the nurses, and find her missing child.

Helen also reads the opening chapter of The Institution. Content warning: some listeners might find this distressing.

This episode was produced by Martin Nathan.

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