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The Asylum

By John Harwood, 1946-

A brilliant new Gothic thriller from the acclaimed author of The Ghost Writer and The Seance

Confused and disoriented, Georgina Ferrars awakens in a small room in Tregannon House, a private asylum in a remote corner of England. She has no memory of the past few weeks. The doctor, Maynard Straker, tells her that she admitted herself under the name Lucy Ashton the day before, then suffered a seizure. When she insists he has mistaken her for someone else, Dr. Straker sends a telegram to her uncle, who replies that Georgina Ferrars is at home with him in London: “Your patient must be an imposter.”

Suddenly her voluntary confinement becomes involuntary. Who is the woman in her uncle’s house? And what has become of her two most precious possessions, a dragonfly pin left to her by her mother and a writing case containing her journal, the only record of those missing weeks? Georgina’s perilous quest to free herself takes us from a cliffside cottage on the Isle of Wight to the secret passages of Tregannon House and into a web of hidden family ties on which her survival depends.

Another delicious read from the author praised by Ruth Rendell as having “a gift for creating suspense, apparently effortlessly, as if it belongs in the nature of fiction.”



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Format: Book
Author: Harwood, John, 1946-
Title: The asylum / John Harwood.
Publisher Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Isbn: 9780544003477 0544003470
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: F Harwood
Oclc: 814389757
Bib Id: 431822

Format: Book
Author: Harwood, John, 1946-
Title: The asylum / John Harwood.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Publisher, Date: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Description: 257 p. ; 24 cm.
Genre: Gothic fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.
LCCN: 2012039120
ISBN: 9780544003477
ISBN: 0544003470
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: F Harwood