Waiting on Wednesday
hosted by Breaking the Spine
The Asylum by John Harwood was a discovery I made by chance on a new site called Riffle [which I'll be providing a little review/my thoughts post for soon.] I was searching for another John Harwood book [The Ghost Writer] and this popped up instead; so of course I had to check it out right away! I’ve been eagerly awaiting anything that Harwood writes. He’s only had two other books published [to my knowledge] The Seance and The Ghost Writer, both gothic tales that I could NOT put down. The Ghost Writer is one of my favorite novels of ALL time, totally creeptastic. I’m chomping at the bit for this one!
A brilliant new Gothic thriller from the acclaimed author of The Ghost Writer and The Seance Confused and disoriented, Georgina Ferrars awakens in a small room in Tregannon House, a private asylum in a remote corner of England. She has no memory of the past few weeks. The doctor, Maynard Straker, tells her that she admitted herself under the name Lucy Ashton the day before, then suffered a seizure. When she insists he has mistaken her for someone else, Dr. Straker sends a telegram to her uncle, who replies that Georgina Ferrars is at home with him in London: “Your patient must be an imposter.” Suddenly her voluntary confinement becomes involuntary. Who is the woman in her uncle’s house? And what has become of her two most precious possessions, a dragonfly pin left to her by her mother, and a journal that contains the only record of those missing weeks? Georgina’s perilous quest to free herself takes her from a cliffside cottage on the Isle of Wight to the secret passages of Tregannon House, into a web of hidden family ties on which her survival depends.
Another delicious read from the author praised by Ruth Rendell as having “a gift for creating suspense, apparently effortlessly, as if it belongs in the nature of fiction.
Coming out on May 21, 2013 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
What are book are you waiting this Wednesday for?