Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Asylum: A Mystery by Jeannette de Beauvoir Review

*I have received a eARC of this through NetGalley for my honest review*

Martine LeDuc is the director of PR for the mayor's office in Montreal.  When four women are found brutally murdered and shockingly posed on park benches throughout the city over several months, Martine's boss fears a PR disaster for the still busy tourist season, and Martine is now also tasked with acting as liaison between the mayor and the police department. The women were of varying ages, backgrounds and bodytypes and seemed to have nothing in common. Yet the macabre presentation of their bodies hints at a connection. Martine is paired with a young detective, Julian Fletcher, and together they dig deep into the city's and the country's past, only to uncover a dark secret dating back to the 1950s, when orphanages in Montreal and elsewhere were converted to asylums in order to gain more funding. The children were subjected to horrific experiments such as lobotomies, electroshock therapy, and psychotropic medication, and many of them died in the process. The survivors were supposedly compensated for their trauma by the government and the cases seem to have been settled. So who is bearing a grudge now, and why did these four women have to die?

Not until Martine finds herself imprisoned in the terrifying steam tunnels underneath the old asylum does she put the pieces together. And it is almost too late for her.


I liked this book . 
I don't often read mystery thriller books because I am usually picky when it comes to those genre but this book sounded interesting and it takes place in Canada and I really want to read more books that take place in Canada. 

Anyway, I very much enjoyed this book and it is one I stayed up late reading just because I was so into this story. 

I highly recommend.

I give this 4 out of 5

Asylum: A Mystery by Jeannette de Beauvoir will be available in online and in bookstores near you on March 10 2015. 

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