Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
Published: March 5, 2019
Exciting and suspenseful story of two sisters living a privileged life in 1890s San Francisco. Phoebe and Charlotte live in cultured society where their only real job is marrying well.
Their neighbors, the Stillwells are well off and well respected and one of their business ventures happens to be an asylum for the “curable insane” where the brochures say it’s a peaceful place of healing and beauty…
However, all is not what it seems at Goldengrove. Charlotte makes a rash decision in a desperate effort to help save her troubled sister.
No spoilers here but I LOVE a good “fake crazy to get on the inside” plot line. This one was so unique and creepy and believable. As usual the author Greer Macallister (The Magicians Lie) weaves an action packed story with historical elements and imaginative characters the reader really cares about.
About the Author:
Raised in the Midwest, Greer Macallister is a novelist, poet, short story writer, and playwright who earned her MFA in creative writing from American University. Her debut novel, The Magician’s Lie, was a USA Today bestseller, an Indie Next pick, and a Target Book Club selection. It has been optioned for film by Jessica Chastain’s Freckle Films. Her novel Girl in Disguise, also an Indie Next pick, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called it “a well-told, superb story.” A regular contributor to Writer Unboxed and the Chicago Review of Books, she lives with her family in Washington DC.
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