A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis audiobook

A Madness So Discreet

By Mindy McGinnis
Read by Brittany Pressley

Katherine Tegen Books, HarperCollins 9780062320865

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781504677707

  • ISBN: 9781504677691

Runtime: 9.58 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2016 Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Young Adult 

A 2016 Anthony Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Novel

Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery

Mindy McGinnis, the acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, combines murder, madness, and mystery in a beautifully twisted gothic historical thriller perfect for fans of novels such as Asylum and The Diviners as well as television's True Detective and American Horror Story.

Grace Mae is already familiar with madness when family secrets and the bulge in her belly send her to an insane asylum—but it is in the darkness that she finds a new lease on life. When a visiting doctor interested in criminal psychology recognizes Grace's brilliant mind beneath her rage, he recruits her as his assistant. Continuing to operate under the cloak of madness at crime scenes allows her to gather clues from bystanders who believe her less than human. Now comfortable in an ethical asylum, Grace finds friends—and hope. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who will bring her shaky sanity and the demons in her past dangerously close to the surface.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brutal, relentless, and haunting. Every character in A Madness So Discreet is more colorful and unforgettable than the last. With a realistic, emotionally complex, and clever heroine, readers will find themselves rooting for Grace from page one. Her story and McGinnis’ style are too gripping to ignore.” Madeleine Roux, New York Times bestselling author
“Grace’s personal struggles to find her own place and influence her own story mirror the historical struggles of women throughout history. Fans of period pieces and crime dramas will be pleased with this haunting tale.” School Library Journal
“Though told from Grace’s perspective, the story gives insight into many characters, leaving none of them wholly good or wholly evil…This frank historical thriller features flawed, yet sympathetic, characters and a unique setting.” Booklist
“[Amidst] moments of unthinkable cruelty, Grace’s story shines. Every person she encounters, mad or trapped by the label of madness, feels achingly real. Readers will wish they could watch her and Thornhollow solve murders for pages and pages more. A dark study of the effects of power in the wrong hands, buoyed by a tenacious heroine and her colorful companions.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Mindy McGinnis

Author Bio: Mindy McGinnis

Mindy McGinnis an Edgar Award-winning author and an assistant young-adult librarian. She graduated magna cum laude from Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, with a BA in English literature and religion.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 9.58
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English