Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Review: Asylum

Asylum Asylum by Tamera Lawrence
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was my first time reading Tamera Lawrence. Asylum was excellent for me. I enjoy watching the YouTube videos of the exploration of old buildings. I love learning the history of them. I believe in ghosts. I knew going in, I would be scared. 
Asylums have drawn my attention since I first learned of them years ago. The sadness and horror of them breaks my heart. The reasons for putting someone in one stun me. The fact children were in them chills me and angers me. The way they closed down was a double edge sword. On one side, they needed to be closed down as they were often badly run and did a lot of harm. On the other, they dumped a lot of unwell people, who had no basic living skills, into society, leaving them to fend for themselves. It was a no win situation. 
In the book, we meet Kyle who grew up inside one of those places. Kyle was adopted and separated from his brother. The asylum closed and now is for sale. Kyle and his best friend, who also grew up there, go to check out the ruins. 
The story moves along quickly and is a definite page turner. I gave the basics of the story because I don’t like to give away anything that will spoil things for a reader. I had chills while reading it. I could picture the building in my mind. I chose to read at night and was reading with the lights on. I was reading the Kindle version so lights weren’t necessary. Why I think lights will keep me safe, I don’t know, but they stayed all night. It took me a few nights because I would have to put it aside. I have a fear of clowns. 
If your reading the reviews, you’re interested. I would encourage you to read this one. 
*I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway. A review was not required. I voluntarily wrote the review because I enjoyed the book. I hope you will too.*

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