A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book ruined me. (In a good way.)
Oh. My. Gosh.
Mindy McGinnis ... I am a fan for life!
This was the type of book that was so utterly compelling that I could not start reading another book for quite a while afterward. The characters are still in my mind. I'm still thinking about the choices they made. I'm still thinking about what I would have done in their situations. WOW.
And ... I usually HATE stories that deal with the sexual abuse of a child (it was an underlying element in this book) but McGinnis handled it SO WELL that it did not make me cringe at all.
But this story is about SO MUCH MORE than that. It's about women's rights. It's about respecting other people. It's about respecting yourself. It's about defending the defenseless. It's about justice and injustice. *sigh* Maybe I'll just read it again - right now!
Some of my favorite lines:
"Grace pulled her pillow tight over her ears, ignoring the feather shafts that poked through the cheap muslin and pricked her skin." (page 1)
"...patients seeming to evaporate into an unlit hell to rematerialize as tamed demons." (page 64)
"Sometimes the loveliest places harbor the worst monsters." (page 105)
If you like horror or darker mysteries, this is a must read!
Frankly, it's the best book I've read in ages.
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