I knew going in that this was going to be a mystery/thriller, but I wasn’t expecting to be as engaged as I was. “Duh, it’s Chris Crutcher,” right? This is the first thriller I’ve read by Crutcher, and I very much enjoyed it. It was fast-paced enough that I didn’t find myself bored by the story, and the characters were complex and flawed. Every single one of them. Dr. Buehler from the podcast Text Messages talked to Crutcher in March about Period 8, and why he writes the way he does. Click here to check it out. Watch the video below to find out more information about Period 8.