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Ward D

by Freida McFadden
 A locked-room thriller with short chapters, suspense, unique characters, and a nicely paced plot. It's a twisty, well-written story of revenge, secrets, and facing demons of the past. Ward D by Freida McFadden #Bestthriller, #bookclub, #womensfiction, #reading, #BooksToRead, #bookclub, #reading, #books, #wardd, #freidamcfadden

Book Review

(by- Linda )

This is my third book by this author. And again, just when I thought I had things figured out, in typical Freida Mcfadden fashion, there is twist after twist and so many unreliable characters you never know who you can trust.

The story is set in Ward D, a Psych ward. Amy is a medical student working overnight in this ward as part of her psychiatric rotation. For reasons she prefers to keep secret, she dreads this rotation. When everything starts to go horribly wrong - she realizes her worst fears are coming true, she is locked in a psych ward, people are disappearing, and there is no way out until morning.

Throughout the story, Freida McFadden jumps back and forth between the present and eight years ago and the events leading to Amy's dread of Ward D.

I loved how the story immediately piques your curiosity and keeps you reading to find out what will happen next. I also liked how the author touches on the sensitive topic of mental illness and takes away some of the stigma surrounding this condition.

Book Summary


Medical student Amy Brenner is spending the night on a locked psychiatric ward.

Amy has been dreading her evening working on Ward D, the hospital's inpatient mental health unit. There are very specific reasons why she never wanted to do this required overnight rotation. Reasons nobody can ever find out.

And as the hours tick by, Amy grows increasingly convinced something terrible is happening within these tightly secured walls. When patients and staff start to vanish without a trace, it becomes clear that everyone on the unit is in grave danger.

Amy's worst nightmare was spending the night on Ward D.

And now she might never escape.

Discussion Questions

Medical student Amy Brenner is spending the night on a locked psychiatric ward.

Amy has been dreading her evening working on Ward D, the hospital's inpatient mental health unit. There are very specific reasons why she never wanted to do this required overnight rotation. Reasons nobody can ever find out.

And as the hours tick by, Amy grows increasingly convinced something terrible is happening within these tightly secured walls. When patients and staff start to vanish without a trace, it becomes clear that everyone on the unit is in grave danger.

Amy's worst nightmare was spending the night on Ward D.

And now she might never escape.

Discussion Questions by the publisher



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