The Caging at Deadwater Manor

The Caging at Deadwater Manor

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SHE KNEW HER DAD WAS ANGRY, BUT SHE NEVER EXPECTED THIS. A dad with a vendetta. An unsuspecting daughter. A psychiatric hospital known for questionable acts. And staff who keep the secrets in the attic. RECIPIENT OF THE 2017 READERS' FAVORITE HONORABLE MENTION BOOK AWARD IN YA HORROR On a cold, January evening, fourteen-year-old Jeannie Kynde is told that her beloved mother drowned in the murky waters along Florida's Gulf Coast. Her distraught father turns on Jeannie, no longer the caring father she once knew. Four years later, Jeannie is finally old enough to escape her father's clutches, but he has different plans. He imprisons her at Deadwater Manor, a psychiatric hospital with an unscrupulous past. Between endless psychiatric treatments and a hospital staff up to no good, Jeannie faces insurmountable odds as each day ticks away. Will she be locked away forever? Or can she fight against the nightmare that has now become her world? If you like suspenseful shockers, you're sure to love this psychological thriller/horror that will keep you on the edge of your seat and stay with you long afterward. Check out the great reviews on this novel that debuted on the #1 Hot New Releases bestseller list. Note: This book is intended for mature young adult, new adult, and older audiences due to profanity and sensual content. BACKGROUND: The inspiration for the story came from Sandie's beloved father who worked in various psychiatric hospitals during short periods of his career. In the attic of one such hospital, he made a disturbing discovery - one that bothered Sandie so much, she had to create a story around it. Though fiction, many parts of the book intertwine the patient routines, treatments and outbursts that she learned from her father and other research in a way that makes the story vivid through Jeannie's perspective. PRAISE FOR THE CAGING AT DEADWATER MANOR: "Great read! Fantastic work on this very addictive book. I couldn't put it down but didn't want it to be over either from page 1 to the end. A true literary masterpiece." Brian Miller, Amazon Customer "This is a polished independent novel that skillfully blends coming-of-age, mystery, and suspense genre elements. The pacing is excellent and well-wrought, drawing the reader along to share in Jean's terror, frustration, and helplessness, as well as her hope and resolve to escape." C. Cameron, Amazon Customer "WOW! This thriller definitely had my heart racing! It is so exciting to find a great debut author and Sandie Will is just that with The Caging at Deadwater Manor. You do not want to miss this one! The characters are SO well written it seems like a memoire...which makes it that much makes it that much more creepy!!" Kim Page, Amazon Customershow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 14mm | 358g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1540517373
  • 9781540517371

About Sandie Will

Sandie Will is an award-winning young adult novelist who lives in Tampa Bay, Florida and works as a manager and geologist by day. She has written two novels and is currently working on her third. Her first novel, The Caging at Deadwater Manor, is a young adult psychological thriller/horror that was the recipient of a 2017 Readers' Favorite Book Award in YA Horror. Her second is a YA historical time travel series called Time Lands. The first book of the series is titled, The Hunger, and is expected to be released in 2018. She has been married to her husband, Charlie, for 30 years and they have two grown sons. Her favorite place to write is in her back room "treehouse" in the arms of an old oak. Her websites include and www.deadwatermanor.comshow more

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