A Madness So Discreet Review

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
Title: A Madness So Discreet
Author: Mindy McGinnis
Genre: YA Historical Fiction
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Published: Oct. 6, 2015
Pages: 384
Five Stars
Favorite Quote:

“Sometimes the loveliest places harbor the worst monsters.” -Mindy McGinnis, A Madness So Discreet

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Grace Mae knows madness.

She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.
When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us.

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There are not enough words to express my feelings towards this brilliant novel, and there were definitely not enough pages. I NEED MORE. As a huge fan of the television show Criminal Minds, this book called to my inner profiler. There are many “touchy” subjects throughout the story line, but without them I doubt this book would have the same draw and effect on the reader. It was also very dark and goth-like, but without the severe depression that usually comes along with it. Overall, I highly recommend this book. Please do yourself a favor and pick it up! 😉
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