On a bleak winter day in 1859, Anna Palmer learns the true nature of her new husband when he abandons her behind the imposing walls of Lake House, a private asylum for genteel women of a delicate nature. And so her nightmare begins.…
The Painted Bridge by Wendy Wallace is a chilling tale of one woman’s fight to prove her sanity. And to Anna’s extreme horror, it is not a battle easily won. As weeks pass, and her doctors continue to turn a deaf ear, Anna finds two unlikely allies: Catherine, the daughter of the Lake House proprietor who also yearns for escape, and Dr. Lucas St. Clair, a young visiting physician who is stunned by the cruelty of Anna’s treatments. Will Anna gain her freedom before the “cure” drives her over the edge?
Hardcover Book : 304 pages
Publisher: Scribner/Simon & Schuster ( July 17, 2012 )
Item #: 13-584760
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.68inches
Product Weight: 12.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
This book was a little slow to start but it got better. It's one of those books that you can't really say is good but you can't really say it is bad either. I found some of it compelling and some parts a little silly. It is interesting the way it shows that women had no rights and were at the mercy of their husbands and male members of their families. I certainly wouldn't call it "chilling" as the description depicts it. If someone loans it to you, go ahead and read it.
I tried, but could not get into this book, I found it very boring, and hard to keep track of where it was going. This was a first for me in that I could not even finish it.