"To cure fear, you must use fear." Rose Briar claims no responsibility for the act that led to her imprisonment in an asylum. She wants to escape, until terrifying nightmares make her question her sanity and reach out to her doctor. He’s understanding and caring in ways her parents never have been, but as her walls tumble down and Rose admits fault, a fellow patient warns her to stop the medications. Phillip believes the doctor is evil and they’ll never make it out of the facility alive. Trusting him might be just the thing to save her. Or it might prove the asylum is exactly where she needs to be.

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  • Mystery

Age Level: 

  • 12 and up
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Rose Briar will soon find out there is more to everything at Sheppard Institute than she expected. She's sent there after playing a serious prank on her parents. Rose is a headstrong girl who is not happy to be placed in an asylum that was named after a girl she's spent her entire life living up to. The very second she arrives, she is swept up in a whirlwind of medicines, schedules, and therapy sessions. After a first escape attempt, Rose discovers there is no escape. However, a bright spot soon comes into the light.

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