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The Caging at Deadwater Manor
A dad with a vendetta. An unsuspecting daughter. A psychiatric hospital known for questionable acts. And staff who keep secrets in the attic.
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2018 FIRST PLACE - ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARD - FLORIDA WRITERS ASSOCIATION - YA/NA PUBLISHED FICTION
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The Caging at Deadwater Manor by Sandie Will
Wow. I finished this book the other day. This is one of the most bone chilling, freaky, dark, disturbing books I have read this year. If you choose to read this, keep in mind that calling it "dark" does not do it justice.
So this book I personally would categorize as horror with a bit of Gothic thrown in. The plot concerns a young girl named Jeannie who ...more
This book is intense! I'd classify this book somewhere between YA and NA, as the main character is subjected to some pretty intense situations.
This book sucker punches you in the gut, as you can only witness as 18 year old Jeannie is held captive in an insane asylum. Every word of every horror she is put through will stay with you.
And the ending, oh the ending... That's all I can say about that. Be prepared to be glued to the page. This is an amazing debut novel and I can't wait to f ...more
It is so exciting to find a great debut author and Sandie Will is just that The Caging at Deadwater Manor. You do not want to miss this one!
The characters are SO well written it seems like a memoire...which makes it that much more creepy!!
Excellent job Sandie Will and I am looking forward to your next novel!!
Interesting read! Will has a very good grasp on detail and using her words to immerse the reader into the events as well as allowing you to share the characters ' feelings. And the fact that something such as this is totally within the realm of possibility is chilling! Totally wasn't expecting
Inspired by true events, "The Caging at Deadwater Manor" made me cringe and stuck in my brain like a demented 90's pop song. Following Jeannie, who has already been through a crap life with a dead mother and verbally abusive father, as she is tricked into admission into the infamous Deadwater Manor, this eerie read will haunt you. Frantically searching for a soul she can trust in the hell of Deadwater, Sandie sets her mind to escaping the horrific "treatments" and ...more
The Caging at Deadwater Manor is a sinister psychological thriller that penetrates the readers’ minds with a dark and twisted story about being betrayed by those closest to them. This book rips at one’s heart as the reader sits ringside in the life of an innocent young woman who endures horrific events. The reader enters into a nightmare of a reality that the main character Jeannie has to endure.
Jeannie is a strong and compelling character who is willing to fight for her ...more
She never gives up, attempting to escape eve ...more
Jeannie’s dad hates her and after years of mentally abusing her, contrives with the staff at Deadwater Manor, psychiatric hospital, to have her locked away.
What she suffers at their hands is harrowing, and almost breaks her, but she doesn’t give up hope, and with the help of another ‘patient’ they plan their escape.
This debut ...more
A young woman winds up accidentally signing herself in for psychiatric care after her evil father sends her to Deadwater Manor to visit an aunt. While there, she's kept in a cage in a hot attic. A very sad but true story. Because it might be fiction but these things have happened. Still happen. We've come a long way with psychiatry, but much more needs to be done and it's good to have page turners like this to remind us. A very well-written, well-paced novel with a li ...more
It started out good but got rather gory but still keep be wanting to know what happens next! The end was pretty bazaar and not at all what I expected! I usually get free books but paid for this one! It does usually take me awhile to get thru a book but this one I read in 2 days!
Sometimes this book seems to be really over the top. On the other hand, I know from personal experience, that just a few less than professional 'professionals' combined with undiagnosed or misdiagnosed psychological issues can bring horrific consequences to the lives of vulnerable people. Add greed; societal taboos and prejudices to the mix... This is far from unthinkable. It takes enormous strength to break free of a corrupt system.
(Also, being from the Tampa, Florida area myself, I liked the fact that the author alluded to real Florida cities, like Tarpon Springs And Ft. Myers...for me personally, it helped me visualize the text even more)
I totally enjoyed this book. At times I was shocked at the events. I'd get my hopes up for the main character then be shot down again! So many twists and turns....and the reveal.....totally unexpected! Truly a great read and highly recommended!
I can’t believe how some people can get away with treating others like they do, like that orderly at the asylum for example. How would the doctor himself treat people like that? I never would’ve thought of the ending either. My mind is blown.