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Insane asylum psychological thriller/suspense inspired by true events.

A dad with a vendetta. An unsuspecting daughter. A psychiatric hospital known for questionable acts. And staff who keep secrets in the attic.

2019 AMAZON #1 BESTSELLER
2018 FIRST PLACE - ROYAL PALM LITERARY AWARD - FLORIDA WRITERS ASSOCIATION - YA/NA PUBLISHED FICTION
2017 READERS' FAVORITE BOOK AWARD - HON
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Kindle Edition, 1, 315 pages
Published March 31st 2017 by Sandie Will
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    Bren
    Nov 04, 2019 rated it liked it
    Recommends it for: Fans of highly disturbing and frightening dark, Gothic horror.
    "I don't care if he breaks me in two. I'm not budging.He'll have to break down the door to get to me".


    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
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    Cindy Smith
    Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
    Jeannie lost hearing in one ear and since mother died her father has treated her like hell. If not for Rick, her brother she would be insane. He is her support. On her 18th birthday her father surprises her with a new car! She is shocked but not as surprised as he is when he sees she has a license already. Now she can make plans to be free! Her dad tells her she needs to visit her aunt who has been put in an asylum for depression. Well, she doesn't tell anyone where she is going because she is a ...more
    Angel M.
    Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
    Wow, that's messed up. And to think, this is based on true events. This will have you wishing you could jump into the pages and start whooping butt.
    Jennifer Zamboni
    Holy Heck!

    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
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    Emmy Bennett
    May 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
    There are no words that I can come up with other than intense, shocking, thrilling, and suspenseful. Loved this book!! If you like psychological thrillers you will like this novel. I didn’t see the unexpected twist in the end, either. I’m looking forward to reading more from Sandie Will. She’s on my list of followed authors for sure!
    Kim Page
    Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
    WOW! This thriller definitely had my heart racing!
    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!!
    Steel Hyaena
    Nov 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
    Absolutely awful.

    Plot twists are like salt: add too much, and you spoil the meal. This story was completely unbelievable, and the author clearly did only the minimum of research.
    Brian Miller
    Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
    thrilling read great story your pulled in from page one and taken on a thrill ride I loved this book couldn't put it down and was sad when it was finished
    Sierra Winfield
    May 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    This book is an absolute fantastic read!! I honestly can't believe the story it was so creepy and so good. There were times i wanted to throw my phone across the room, since i was reading this on my Kindle app. The way Sandie started this story, i thought well why is called this if it starts out somewhat happy? I think it was 3 or 4 chapters in that i got why the book was titled what it was and why it wasnt as happy as i was thinking. It definitely has some twists and turns that I wasnt expectin ...more
    Jessica Rodriguez
    Jul 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
    Wow

    I can't even explain the emotional rollercoaster with this book. Poor Jeannie had to endure so much suffering. It's a whirlwind of emotions!
    Karrie
    Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Good detail, yet horrifying story!

    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
    the ending!
    Samuel
    Jul 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
    What can I say about "The Caging At Deadwater Manor" that it doesn't say for itself, for good or ill? It starts out with human interest, a bit sad, but then delves into the harrowing ordeal of a young girl's unfair incarceration in an asylum, with much pain, anguish and torment that doesn't seem to end. Even though it sometimes certainly feels that way, although it comes out well at last (I won't give away exactly how), there were times, and plenty of them, when I felt the main character of Jean ...more
    Mandy Peterson
    Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
    Why? Why did I read this book?!?
    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
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    Dr. Leanna Floyd
    Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Scary! Twisted! Amazing!
    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
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    Ju Ephraime
    Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
    Sandie Will has written a crippling story about the miserable life of Jeannie Kynde, first at the hand of her narcissistic father and then during her stay at an insane asylum. The story starts sad enough, with her father making fun of her disability and calling her all manner of names, then it went into the unfair incarceration of eighteen year old Jeannie. What Jeannie had to endure during her months in captivity are enough to make one physically ill.

    She never gives up, attempting to escape eve
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    Lorraine
    Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Shelves: thriller, 4-star, horror
    An intense thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat, rooting for the protagonist to make it safely through to the end, and what an ending!! I didn’t see that coming!

    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
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    Michael Beaulieu
    Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
    Suspense is the keyword here

    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
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    Linda Clark-Smith
    Jul 17, 2017 rated it liked it
    This was book that kept me captive thru to the end! The story is pretty gross thru most of it and is like a scary movie that you can't look at but cannot keep from l ooking!

    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!
    Susan
    Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
    Horror and Strength

    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.
    Ellen Stenzler
    Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
    Disturbing, but really good!!! Clearly, since I read it in 2 days, I almost couldn’t put it down. The ordeal that the main character goes through is horrendous, and I felt so much anger towards the mean characters in the book. I would certainly read more by this author!
    (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)
    Patti Steich
    Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    This book was very good from the beginning to the end. If makes you really wonder what goes on in those kind of mental hospitals. I dont want to say to much about it just read for yourself I am hoping the author makes up and follow up to the book to see what Jeanie will do with her life and if she meets up with her prior boyfriend and so forth
    Judy Stambaugh
    Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Great !

    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!
    becky
    Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Just when you thought reading couldn't get any better

    This book is everything you could want. Happiness, sadness, thrilling, mystery at a fast pace. So well written you feel as if you are a character in the book
    susan stacy smith
    Apr 09, 2020 rated it did not like it
    Horrible undeserving of even one star

    Can’t believe it I wasted so much time reading this book slowly aggravating lack of thrilling anything not a a lot of suspense either and a whole book of disappointing end
    Virginia
    May 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Good book

    This was a very good book. I enjoyed the suspense until the very end. I will read more of this author.
    juanita m. anderson
    Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Couldn't stop reading.

    Couldn't stop reading . Kept my interest the entire time. Money brings out the worst in everyone. Probably a lot of truth in this book.
    Amy Hellinger
    Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
    Loved this! It’s an easy read, with a devilish twist at the end.
    Lise roberts
    Jan 13, 2019 rated it liked it
    Twisted ending

    The story i feel was slow at the beginning, and started to pick up in the middle the ending was good the ending was not what I was expecting
    Sally Shreve
    Mar 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Deadwater Manor

    Not my favorite book but not my least favorite either. I did stay up way after my bedtime to finish the book.
    Misty Davis
    Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
    Unbelievable how people can be

    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.
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    Sandie Will is an award-winning and best selling psychological thriller novelist who lives in Tampa Bay, Florida and works as a geologist by day. She has published two novels. Her first novel, The Caging at Deadwater Manor, is a young adult psychological thriller/horror that hit Amazon's #1 Bestsellers List and #1 Hot New Releases List. This novel received first place in the 2018 Florida Writers A ...more

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