Author Linwood Barclay explores the fine line between benevolent mentorship and dangerous hero worship

The crime novelist's new thriller, A Noise Downstairs, follows an English professor who discovers a mentor he admires is in fact a dangerous killer.
Guest host Chris dela Torre with crime novelist Linwood Barclay in the q studio in Toronto, Ont. (Vivian Rashotte/CBC)
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In Linwood Barclay's new thriller, A Noise Downstairs, an English professor discovers a mentor he admires is in fact a dangerous killer. The novel takes readers deep into the dilemma of determining what it means when someone you look up to — someone you believe is a good person — does the unthinkable. Today, Barclay joins guest host Chris dela Torre live in the q studio to discuss the fine line between benevolent mentorship and dangerous hero worship.

A Noise Downstairs hits shelves tomorrow, Tuesday, July 24. 

Produced by Diane Eros

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