After almost three decades of living and working at Northampton Hospital for the insane, it's time for Valerie Martin to make a change and watch as the hospital closes its doors for good. But Northampton isn't done with her. Fifteen years later and weeks before retirement she finds herself back within its walls completing one last task for the department. A job that will uncover a dark and disturbing secret the hospital has kept hidden for years. As she digs further into the mystery, she must relive her memories and her own time at Northampton Hospital; something that may change her forever. Welcome back to Hospital Hill
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Katherine Anderson is a special education teacher, photographer, and asylum historian. She lives in Massachusetts with her boyfriend, her beagles, and a very overweight cat. This is her first novel.Review:
Reviewed by Sheri Hoyte for Reader Views (09/16)"Hospital Hill" by Katherine Anderson is an uncanny mystery/thriller that will keep readers guessing as dark secrets from an old insane asylum surface just before the hospital closes its doors forever.I thoroughly enjoyed the historical aspects of the story, and it was apparent much time and research went into telling the history of the hospital with precise detail. The eerie monochrome of the book cover stayed in the front of my mind as I read, clearly depicting exactly how I would imagine an old asylum to look. I found the characters to be genuine and consistent to their roles for the period of time covered in the story. It was a bit of an eye opener that Valerie's supervisor actually scorned the fact that Valerie had a college degree, clearly of the mindset that women held a very specific place in society, college graduate or not. I also found it disheartening to read about the therapies patients received during the dawn of mental health treatment, treatments now considered inhumane at best.The story is full of unexpected twists and turns, and the plot line builds with steady intensity, setting readers up for an action-packed, dramatic climax. At just over 200 pages, "Hospital Hill" by Katherine Anderson is a short read, and I found myself wanting more! I highly recommend this story as an entertaining read, full of history, suspense, and intrigue.
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Book Description Makin Books Publishing, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11069261284X