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A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

A Madness So Discreet
Page Count: 376
Published: 10/06/2015
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…
4.0Overall Score

A Madness So Discreet

I’d say overall this was a very good book. I thought i would have liked it more though since it cover topics from my major…. but overall i found it just ok. I think my main issue was ...

  • Hype
    5.0
  • Setting
    4.0
  • Characters
    5.0
  • Plot
    3.0
  • Compared To Others
    4.0
  • Reread/Continue
    3.0
  • Ending
    4.0

I'd say overall this was a very good book. I thought i would have liked it more though since it cover topics from my major.... but overall i found it just ok. I think my main issue was that i found the story disjointed and didn't see what the first half of the book had to do with the main idea....not that I ever caught the main purpose. It sort of seemed like a meandering story of someones life and not really plot driven. With that being said though, I really love the glimpses into Grace's life. I think she is an interesting character. Towards the end, we did see some circling back and a bit of closure regarding the first half, so i guess that's good.

The best thing about the book was the writing style. The author was great at making the characters come alive as well as making us see and feel the scene. With a book like this, vivid writing is needed and the author definitely delivered. I prefer plot-driven, fast-paced stories so i think others will probably enjoy this story more that me. I hope i don't scare anyone off...i guess i was expecting something different. I recommend it to anyone who likes psychology type stuff as well as murder mysteries.

I'm an avid reader and love most all books, but my favorite genres tend to be mystery, adventure, science fiction and classics. Genres I tend to shy away from include romance, contemporary fiction and chick lit. If I’m not actually reading books, I’m probably at work shelving them at my local library.

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