The Asylum

John Harwood

The Asylum
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The Asylum

John Harwood

A gothic suspense novel that will keep you in its grip until the final page.


Georgina Ferrars, a young woman living quietly with her uncle in London, wakes to find herself in a private asylum 200 miles away on Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, with no memory of the past six weeks.

Dr Straker, the charismatic physician in charge, tells her that she has suffered a seizure u and that her name is not Georgina Ferrars, but Lucy Ashton. A telegram from her uncle confirms that Georgina Ferrars is still in London. Her protests only serve to convince the doctors that she is in the grip of ‘hysterical possession’, and Georgina is certified insane.

So begins The Asylum, a gothic suspense novel set in late Victorian England. With no friends, no money, and no one she dare trust, Georgina is left with only her stubborn determination to find out what happened during those missing weeks, no matter how terrifying the consequences.

“Harwood has a gift for creating suspense, apparently effortlessly.” - Ruth Rendell.

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