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Review: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

24376529A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Published October 6th 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 keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

A Madness So Discreet is one of the most unique books that I’ve read this year.
I loved the writing and the characters. Mindy McGinnis is an amazing writer and one of
my favorites. I wasn’t %100 on the plot of this book. I was a little confused during the first
40-50 pages of this book. I liked the idea of this book but I was just really weirded out by the plot.
It’s wasn’t bad but for me personally, I just couldn’t get into it.
Overall, I loved the writing and the characters so I ended up really enjoying this book even though I didn’t really care for the plot. Mindy is such an awesome writer and I’ll read any books that she puts out in the future.







  • Love your review! I’m definitely going to give this book a try. :-)

  • Josephine

    I’m really curious about this book. I’m reluctant to read it because I fear that it might scare me, but at the same time, it sounds so unique and lovely.
    Great review!

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