The Asylum

The Asylum

John Harwood


“Harwood, grasp of creeping Victorian horror, does it back . . . Twisted in each experience of the note and beautifully atmospheric.”—Booklist

Confused and disoriented, Georgina Ferrars awakens in a small room in Tregannon residence, a distant asylum in England. She has no reminiscence of the prior few weeks. The medical professional, Maynard Straker, tells her that she admitted herself lower than the identify Lucy Ashton, then suffered a seizure. while she insists he has wrong her for somebody else, Dr. Straker sends a telegram to her uncle, who replies that Georgina Ferrars is at domestic with him in London: “Your sufferer needs to be an imposter.” by surprise her voluntary confinement turns into involuntary. who's the girl in her uncle’s condo? Georgina’s perilous quest to loose herself takes us from a cliffside cottage at the Isle of Wight to the key passages of Tregannon residence and right into a internet of hidden relations ties on which her survival depends.

“Redolent with a feeling of foreboding . . . This gothic story will sweep you up into the very middle of Victorian England. A correct read!”—Historical Novel Society, Editors’ Choice

“A richly textured . . . [and] masterfully developed narrative . . . Readers are assured a completely diverting time in Harwood’s not-to-be-trusted hands.”—The Independent (UK)

“The crisp prose and twisty plot will inspire many to learn this in a single sitting.”—Publishers Weekly

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