First modern psychiatric hospitals, hoods and skirts over crinolines, silent ghosts, sisterhood, love, death and echoes of the Brontë sisters.
After a year of mourning, it’s time to spread her wings and seek new experiences. So reflects the restless Charlotte Hayhurst, who has outgrown Berkhamsted and even more so since the visit she made to her wealthy aunt and uncle at Watlington Manor, where she met a reputed alienist and conversed with him about the new and fascinating methods of moral therapy to treat lunatics.
In her debut, Helena Montufo, a young anthropologist, skillfully manages to spark in the reader the same fascination she feels for all aspects of Victorian England.
A true Victorian gothic novel, as fascinating as it is terrifying.
The next reading for fans of Mary Shelley, Pride and Prejudice, The Bridgerton or Outlander.