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Publisher's Summary

The year is 1950. The place: Hillside State Mental Hospital. In this atmosphere of hopelessness and despair come student nurses from surrounding hospitals for their three-month psychiatric rotation. Mary Lou Hammond and Kate Stephens are two of these young girls. Mary Lou begins receiving messages from a woman who died in the previous century. She becomes obsessed with finding proof that the woman existed. Follow Mary Lou to the life-threatening climax in this frigid winter of 1950.

©2013 Helen Macie Osterman (P)2016 Helen Macie Osterman

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Paranormal Thriller

Those who like psychological/paranormal thrillers will find this book very detailed and intriguing. The unfolding story will keep the listener wondering what will happen to the main character and how will the mystery end. The narrator does a great job keeping the story flowing and her voice interpretation of each of the many characters was well done.

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Narration was Great!

Story that has some truth to it. It was a great book but would wanted to know more on how the main character ended up. Maybe a second book. It will arrive. The narration was great. She did the characters with ease and had to remember them throughout which may not of been easy. It was easy to listen too.

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Great narration

It was easy to tell each character apart, and perfect annunciation. Dark subject matter, but very much a part of our mental health history.

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fascinating and detailed story

fascinating detailed story set in a mental hospital in the 1950's . Young nursing students, mysterious ghost story, great well-developed characters and some old school romantic intrigue. Found myself wanting to know more about some of the characters .Very well narrated and highly enjoyable yarn.

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  • 06-11-16

Narrator is awful

Would you try another book written by Helen Macie Osterman or narrated by Lolita Anderson?

Never narrated by Lolita Anderson, with the exception of the main character she talks as if she has a golf ball in her mouth!! The voices are so muffled its laughable. I couldn't get passed the first hour because it is unlistenable.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

See above, good grief!