Tiny Navajo Reads: A Madness So Discreet


July 2, 2018 by TinyNavajo

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

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madness so discreetNow, this was an interesting book! I highly enjoyed this one a lot! And it was just one that I bought from BookBub that was on discount. It was so good!

A Madness So Discreet is a book about Grace Mae who was wrongly sent to an insane asylum for the bulge that’s growing in her belly. A bulge placed by someone close to her…uncomfortably close. In the darkness of the asylum, Grace seeks to escape from her madness when a doctor who has an interest in criminal psychology sees the brilliance behind the fear and anger of Grace.

Grace convinces the criminal psychologist to take her along, showing him the flexibility and acuity of her mind. He realizes that she could help him as he investigates crimes scenes. As they work together, they start to realize that there is a serial killer out there, going after women of lower class. As they try to figure out what is going on to cause this killer to target young women. As more and more women are targeted, Grace’s sanity starts to break once again, and the demons of her past start to surface dangerously close to breaking out.

This was such an interesting book, a small look into life as criminology and criminal psychology was starting to come into play, as well as what the well-off would do to keep their image alive and unspotted. Even when the damage of that reputation was not caused by you but by someone else or by someone close to you. And the idea that criminal psychology could be used to catch someone before they do more damage, rather than using it do diagnose them after they are caught. And the depravity that could go on behind the perfect facade of upper-class families was also talked about a little bit.

Overall, I highly enjoyed this book. I like things that show me a little bit of day to day life of times that have passed. Granted, this was completely day to day life, but it was still of interest.

What times periods do you like to read about? Comment below and let me know!

One thought on “Tiny Navajo Reads: A Madness So Discreet

  1. […] A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis. How can madness be discreet? And in a time when a women could be locked away in an insane asylum, what causes madness? […]


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