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Beyond darkness lies damnation. And beyond damnation… there is only delirium.
In a world gone mad, only the insane can rule.
Still reeling from the death of her beloved daughter, Detective Jamie Brooke needs time to grieve and to heal. What she gets is a call to murder and madness: a prominent psychiatrist has been tortured to death, and it’s up to her to uncover the people responsible, and stop them before they can kill again.
Turning to her friend, Blake Daniel — an antiquities expert cursed with the psychic ability to “see” the bloody histories of objects — Jamie begins an investigation that will take her to the most infamous asylum in history, and a place where insanity is born. A place where rules don’t apply, and where madness is the only law.
She has no idea what she’s getting into. Because Jamie doesn’t know the true history of Bedlam Asylum, the depraved experiments that went on there, or how it leads to the string of murders that could bring the country to its knees.
Worst of all, she doesn’t know about Blake’s connection to Bedlam, to the murders, and to the people willing to execute anyone who stands in their way. And Blake himself doesn’t know the full evil of his own past, or that his gift has put him in the sights of a group who want to use him as a guinea pig for their darkest experiments.
The answers are coming. But some answers bring only pain. Some answers bring only death.
And the worst answers of all bring only DELIRIUM.
The second installment in the thrilling Brooke and Daniel series, Delirium (by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J.F. Penn) presents a chilling world where insanity is the only law, and madness the only way to survive.
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“Amazingly constructed and beautifully dark.” – Shen Hart, professional book reviewer
“Penn weaves a wickedly riveting tale that deftly deals with the spectrum of madness in the human mind, specifically how humanity reacts to its own deviations from perceived ‘normality’.” – Eric Prashan
“JF Penn descends into the darkness, leading us into the depths of human nature to expose our inherent flaws … I was so engrossed I almost missed my train stop! Highly recommended.” – Icy Sedgwick
“Wow, wow and more wow … Insights into the human condition come thick and fast to create a work that leaves the reader breathless and satisfied … J.F Penn set the bar so high with Desecration that I didn't see how she could reach it again. I stand corrected. In fact I sit chewing-my-nails awake-till-the-small-hours-reading corrected.” Spineless Reviews
“Once in a while a book comes along that combines realistic themes, great characters and interpersonal relationships, and terrifyingly realistic details. This is that book!” D.Dobler
“If you like dark and disturbing with a side of supernatural and are ready to delve into the dreadful history of mental illness, then this book is for you. Warning, just like book one, if you can't take the horror, don't open the book. But if you can, it is well worth the read!” Jessica
“an amazing book, a psycho- thriller with an edge of the supernatural and one that leaves us questioning whether we aren’t all a little mad in one way or the other” – Toni Osborne
“The characters in this book come alive on the pages and the story keeps you glued to your seat till you can’t sit still anymore.” – John K.
“The pace of the story is perfect: each piece built upon the next and even though I never wanted to put it down, the plot never felt rushed. And just when I thought everything was wrapped up, a twist at the end dropped my jaw.” – Christine Myers