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The Forgetting Place Audiobook

The Forgetting Place: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

A female psychiatrist at a state mental hospital finds herself at the center of a shadowy conspiracy in this dark and twisting tale of psychological suspense from the author of The Absence of Mercy.

Menaker State Hospital is a curse, a refuge, a prison, a necessity, a nightmare, a salvation.

When Dr. Lise Shields arrived at the correctional psychiatric facility five years ago, she was warned that many of its patients - committed by Maryland's judicial system for perpetrating heinous crimes - would never leave.

But what happens when a place like Menaker is corrupted, when it becomes a tool to silence the innocent, conceal an injustice, contain a secret? Why is it that the newest patient does not seem to belong there, that the hospital administrator has fallen silent, and that Lise is being watched by two men with seemingly lethal intent? The answers are closer than she realizes and could cost her everything she holds dear.

In this chilling follow-up to The Absence of Mercy, author John Burley - a master at medical and psychological detail - showcases the many ways in which the dangers of the outside world pale in comparison to the horrors of the human mind.

©2015 John Burley (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    jan mitchell 05/04/2016
    jan mitchell 05/04/2016
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    "Thought provoking"

    This is very thought provoking making you question a lot about what we think and believe about psychotic illnesses. I don't want to say any more as it might spoil things for readers.
    There's a very unusual but interesting twist so keep reading right to the end.

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  • Jessica
    Columbia, SC
    01/04/16
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    "A true psychological thriller!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes! Not only was the story very intriguing, but there was also very in depth information about mental disorders especially bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The characters are all captivating and well thought out.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I best enjoyed the complexity of the story. Just like an onion, as the story progressed, you kept getting into different layers of the story from the mental disorders, mob wars, cover-ups, military hero, family secrets and more. How can I pick just one?


    Was The Forgetting Place worth the listening time?

    Absolutely! I knew it would be a great story from the moment I read the description.


    Any additional comments?

    If you enjoy psychology and true psychological thrillers, you will enjoy this book.

    A tad bit predictable towards the end, but def worth a read!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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