Tuesday, 26 March 2013

'The Asylum' by John Harwood

 
 
Release date: 20th June 2013
Published by: Jonathan Cape
ISBN No: 978 0224097413
 
 
A young woman wakes in a strange bed beneath coarse sheets.

The bare walls are a dismal green. A sickly light filters through a metal grille.

Doctor Maynard Straker steps into the room, and speaks.

'Have no fear, Miss Ashton. I am entirely at your service.'

But this is not her name. And she should not be here - in the Asylum.

She is Miss Georgina Ferrars, of Gresham's Yard, London.

And she can prove it. But when Dr Straker sends a telegram to her uncle in London, the reply is swift:

GEORGINA FERRARS HERE STOP
YOUR PATIENT MUST BE IMPOSTER STOP


So begins a gothic mystery of high suspense and terror, as a lone woman, held against her will, must delve as deeply as she can into the void of her memory to uncover the story that will free her. She will in the end discover a web of greed and crookedness, madness, murder and heartbreak, as rich and compelling as those in the classics of Wilkie Collins and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.



Copyright: Amazon Synopsis



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