The Forgetting Place by John Burley audiobook

The Forgetting Place: A Novel

By John Burley
Read by Hillary Huber  and James Fouhey

HarperAudio
10.31 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9780062463791

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.

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Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

"The Forgetting Place is a deep dive into the darkest recesses of the human psyche. John Burley’s deftly written and briskly plotted story unsettles as he guides us through the twisting and labyrinthine corridors of mental illness, where the ground rumbles beneath our feet and surprises wait at every turn.” Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author
“Layered and evocative…an intelligent, powerful read.” Sophie Littlefield, bestselling author
“A fantastic psychological ride. This is one author that can scare you to death.” Suspense Magazine
“Burley deftly twists this psychological thriller, threading his tale with clues that add up to a stunning revelation. Dark, intricate, and compelling.” Kirkus Reviews
“Compelling…The characters are first rate and the mystery is intriguing and surprising, yet a bit disappointing at the same time. Burley forces the reader to contemplate how the mentally ill are treated in our society, along with what family values and prejudice truly entail. This is a winner on almost every level. Don’t forget this one.” RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

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Author Bio: John Burley

Author Bio: John Burley

John Burley is the award-winning author of The Absence of Mercy, which won the National Black Ribbon Award recognizing a new voice in suspense writing. He attended medical school in Chicago and completed his emergency medicine residency at University of Maryland Medical Center and R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore. He continues to serve as an emergency medicine physician in Northern California, where he lives with his wife, daughter, and Great Dane.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers/Suspense
Runtime: 10.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English