Waiting on Wednesday: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Release Date: October 6, 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen

Grace Mae knows madness.

She keeps it locked away, along with her voice, trapped deep inside a brilliant mind that cannot forget horrific family secrets. Those secrets, along with the bulge in her belly, land her in a Boston insane asylum.

When her voice returns in a burst of violence, Grace is banished to the dark cellars, where her mind is discovered by a visiting doctor who dabbles in the new study of criminal psychology. With her keen eyes and sharp memory, Grace will make the perfect assistant at crime scenes. Escaping from Boston to the safety of an ethical Ohio asylum, Grace finds friendship and hope, hints of a life she should have had. But gruesome nights bring Grace and the doctor into the circle of a killer who stalks young women. Grace, continuing to operate under the cloak of madness, must hunt a murderer while she confronts the demons in her own past.

In this beautifully twisted historical thriller, Mindy McGinnis, acclaimed author of Not a Drop to Drink and In a Handful of Dust, explores the fine line between sanity and insanity, good and evil—and the madness that exists in all of us.

I can't pick only one thing that I'm most looking forward to about this book, I'm just excited for it all! The secrets, the asylum, criminal psychology, how Grace will be assisting at crime scenes and a book that's a historical thriller?! Oh my goodness, yes please! Also, look at that cover. It's beautiful! I'm also a huge fan of the title too, I feel like it fits the summary so well. A Madness So Discreet is one of my most anticipated of 2015 so I cannot wait until October. It's going to be an awesome Fall read!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.


  1. I can't wait to read this book! I hope you enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by my post!

  2. new to me but sounds like a great pick and hope you get to read it soon. Brandi @ Brandi Breathes Books

  3. I really do like the sound of this novel - it might be exactly what I would enjoy. I hope we both enjoy this once it comes out :) <3 Benish| Feminist Reflections

  4. How beautiful is the cover though! I really love the sound of this novel, I hope it's as amazing as it sounds. This is on my TBR as well, wonderful pick! <3 Benish| Feminist Reflections

  5. I love the cover for this one. It looks creepy and gothic and awesome. Also kind of reminds me of The Madman's Daughter covers.

    Tiffany @ About to Read

    1. I totally agree, it's so beautiful!
      Yes it totally reminds me of that too! Thank you! :)