A Madness So Discreet

A Madness So Discreet

Book - 2015
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Near the turn of the nineteenth century, Dr. Thornhollow helps teenaged Grace Mae escape from the Boston asylum where she was sent after becoming pregnant by rape, and takes her to Ohio where they put her intelligence and remarkable memory to use in trying to catch murderers.
Publisher: New York, NY : Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062320865
Branch Call Number: YAF MCGINNIS, MINDY
Characteristics: 376 pages ; 22 cm


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Jun 17, 2017

Great read! For mature young adults and adults alike. I enjoyed the content and the story. Am looking forward to reading more from this author.

Jun 01, 2017

I really enjoyed her writing style, and cared about the people in this book.
It was a fast entertaining read for me and I would suggest giving it a look.

May 07, 2017

Loved this book! Does not read like a Young Adult book at all. Content is definitely for older kids. While reading this book, had to look up insane asylums in the 1800's as well as treatment of patients. Interesting and intriguing read.

PinesandPrejudice Jan 19, 2017

This was such a fascinating read. I found the subject matter wonderful, the whole plot line, setting and characters were different and abnormal for YA which was refreshing. It had a dark subject matter and was hard to get into at first but it was honest and interesting and unique. Quite good and worth a read.

AL_LESLEY Nov 23, 2016

I really liked McGinnis' other books and she's a great writer. Her style is great and to read her feels natural, not forced at all like a lot of ya but this book just didn't do it for me. Starting off dark harsh and brutal yet compelling, this story becomes one of generic crime solving and convenient revenge. The characters are great though, especially string which is why this book gets 3 stars.

CMLReads_Kristin May 20, 2016

I loved SOOOOO many things about this book: the historical description of women's issues and insane asylums; the strong, complex, and flawed characters; and the murder mystery. Very well done...and with an author's note about basis for the Ohio asylum in which the story was set. Good on audio.

Jan 15, 2016

Excellent, excellent book. I loved it so much that I am buying the book to add to my permanent library. A real eye-opener as to how "mental health issues" were once dealt with.


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