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Pub Date 10 Mar 2021 | Archive Date 31 Dec 2022

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Like all children living at Rose Hill Asylum, Kyle Hampton wanted freedom from the abusive staff and violent residents. When at nine he was adopted into a loving family, he left his younger brother behind and didn't look back. Twenty-eight years later, his choices have returned to haunt him.

Now a family man, Kyle has hidden his true childhood from his wife, only to stir up the past when, as a lark, he revisits the underground tunnels and the abandoned asylum with a friend. A dark figure wants revenge and emerges ready to destroy Kyle and everyone he loves. But Kyle isn't going down without a fight—he's played in the shadows before.

Will his childhood, rooted in terror, be what saves him?

Like all children living at Rose Hill Asylum, Kyle Hampton wanted freedom from the abusive staff and violent residents. When at nine he was adopted into a loving family, he left his younger brother...

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This was weird AF and extremely creepy. I loved the setting. Urban exploring is so fun and I guess I get why our guy would want to go explore, however I hated him and basically everyone else.
Beth was cool though. She deserves a lot better than this crap.
4/5 stars for giving me nightmares.

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This book is a hard one to review.. I absolutely LOVED the story. I loved the spooky, scary setting and it definitely gave me nightmares! With that being said.... I did not enjoy the characters. Every one of them bored or aggravated me, personally.
However, I do still highly recommend this read to anyone interested since it may very well be just me that doesn't like the characters and the story is still quite enjoyable!

Happy reading!

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Asylum starts out slow then builds up to a heart racing end. While it's not a paranormal horror, it's still certainly a horror in the sense that the humans are the monsters. Since it was my misunderstanding about what subgenre this is, I'm giving it five stars, however.

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Well it was fun. It gave me the creeps up until the big reveal, but then it drastically subsided. It’s still so enjoyable and exciting to follow tho. I had fun reading it, although I think the villain wasn’t entirely clever with his plan.

I think it would be perfect for spooky season. An asylum and a killer clown really do make a thrilling combination. I didn’t much care about the main character because he was so unlikeable, half wished that he would be killed, in fact. But later I understand that he got issues, we all do, and especially so when you were born and raised in a horrible asylum.

It’s such an easy and quick read. Also the ending was really eery. Have we really revealed the mystery of Kyle past? Who knows 🤷🏻‍♀️

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Kyle lived at Rose Hill Asylum as a child until he was adopted by a loving family. He escaped the horrors of the asylum and had a great childhood with his adoptive family. However, Kyle had to leave his little brother behind. Fast forward 28 years, Kyle revisits the abandoned asylum with his friend. His past choices come back to haunt him. We find out that an unknown person wants revenge for those who wronged him at the asylum. This dark figure comes after Kyle and his loved ones. And Kyle is not going down without a fight.

It's an interesting story. It is not a typical horror asylum. Rather, many of those at the asylum were just regular individuals, who became damaged by the system. It is not a typical psych ward thriller.

There were some good twists and turns in this book. I did not see the big reveal coming at the end. I recommend this chilling read for anyone looking for a thriller with more dimension to it.

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