Saturday, January 4, 2020

The Gray Chamber by Grace Hitchcock

The Gray Chamber is the newest book in the True Colors series. I have really enjoyed this series. Each book is based on a true historical crime. This book tells of 1800s New York where a mental hospital was located on Blackwell's Island. Women were often falsely admitted to this hospital and were treated terribly. Journalist, Nellie Bly, went undercover as a patient and discovered the truth of this corrupt place. She was responsible for saving many women from unimaginable terror. Grace Hitchcock has added fictional characters and changed a few details, but the framework of this story is shockingly true. Grace weaves a tale about feisty Edyth Foster who is imprisoned on Blackwell's Island against her will. Her uncle has her committed to gain access to her inheritance. Edyth will not go down without a fight and her lifetime friend and love interest, Bane, will stop at nothing to save her.

This book is so well written and I have been very pleased with this author after reading this book as well as The White City. I loved reading Edyth's story and I thought the character development was excellent. The characters are instantly interesting and likeable. I look forward to reading the next book in this series! I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

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