• Paperback: 352 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (February 10, 2015)
Menaker State Hospital is a curse, a refuge, a prison, a necessity, a nightmare, a salvation
When Dr. Lise Shields arrived at the correctional psychiatric facility five years ago, she was warned that many of its patients—committed by Maryland’s judicial system for perpetrating heinous crimes—would never leave.
But what happens when a place like Menaker is corrupted, when it becomes a tool to silence the innocent, conceal injustice, contain secrets? Why is it that the newest patient does not seem to belong there, that the hospital administrator has fallen silent, and that Lise is being watched by two men with seemingly lethal intent? The answers are closer than she realizes and could cost her everything she holds dear.
In this chilling follow-up to The Absence of Mercy, author John Burley—a master of medical and psychological detail—showcases the many ways in which the dangers of the outside world pale in comparison to the horrors of the human mind.
John Burley is the award-winning author of The Absence of Mercy, which won the National Black Ribbon Award recognizing a new voice in suspense writing. He attended medical school in Chicago and completed his emergency medicine residency at University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He continues to serve as an emergency medicine physician in Northern California, where he lives with his wife, daughter, and Great Dane.
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Tuesday, February 10th: A Bookworm’s World
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Thursday, February 12th: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Friday, February 13th: The Reader’s Hollow
Tuesday, February 17th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
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Thursday, February 19th: From the TBR Pile
Monday, February 23rd: Kritters Ramblings
Wednesday, February 25th: A Book Geek