“Grace Mae knows madness.
She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.
When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.”
There is many things that I liked about this book. First thing being the writing. This is my second book by Mindy McGinnis and i just fall in love with her writing a little bit more each time. It’s so good. The next thing i love about this book is our two main characters : Grace and Thornhollow. I really enjoyed reading about them and seeing their relationship. They have a great chemistry and it was interesting to read. Grace was a fantastic character, she’s smart and kind. I really like her. I didn’t care much about the side characters, but they were not awful. I was not a big fan of the storyline. I was a little confused during the first couple of pages. After that, it got better but the plot didn’t grab my full attention. I just couldn’t get into it. One thing i really like was all the talk about insanity and what’s good and bad. It was very fascinating to read the discussion about insanity between Grace and Thornhollow. I like the criminal mind aspect, learning how the head of a killer works. The ending was abit of a let down.
So, even if i’m not a big fan of the plot, i did like the rest of this book. From the cover to the themes, this story had some good points. I really enjoyed it.
A Madness so Discreet : 4/5