The Gray Chamber

The Gray Chamber

Step into True Colors -- a new series of Historical Stories of Romance and American Crime

Will Edyth prove her sanity before it is too late?

On Blackwell Island, New York, a hospital was built to keep its patients from ever leaving.

With her late father’s fortune under her uncle’s care until her twenty-fifth birthday in the year 1887, Edyth Foster does not feel pressured to marry or to bow to society’s demands. She freely indulges in eccentric hobbies like fencing and riding her velocipede in her cycling costume about the city for all to see. Finding a loophole in the will, though, her uncle whisks Edyth off to the women’s lunatic asylum just weeks before her birthday. Do any of Edyth’s friends care that she disappeared?

At the asylum she meets another inmate, who upon discovering Edyth’s plight, confesses that she is Nellie Bly, an undercover journalist for The World. Will either woman find a way to leave the terrifying island and reclaim her true self?

Title:The Gray Chamber
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781643522357
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  • Fran

    "Mothers never fail to present their daughters as a marriageable option...[Edyth Foster was]...one of the few women who had her future secured without needing to put on a facade to secure a husband's ...

  • Maureen

    A chilling fictional account based on true happenings at the Blackwell Lunatic Asylum in NYC back in the late 1800's. Women were forcibly committed for any reason, and not expected to ever leave.Edyth...

  • JenacideByBibliophile

    Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the publisher, Barbour Publishing, Inc., via Netgalley for an honest review.Etiquette, propriety, courting, and men who don’t think much of women.It’s like ...

  • Deanne Patterson

    She lifted her lips to him. His brows shot up and he grinned, that tantalizing dimple appearing in his cheek. " What's this ? I suppose you're asking for a kiss ?" " That would be most agreeable ,sir....

  • Beth

    As she did in her previous novel for the True Colors series, in The Gray Chamber Hitchcock has given readers a glimpse into a morbidly fascinating bit of criminal history. Women are held to an entirel...

  • Jypsy

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. The Gray Chamber By: Grace Hitchcock *REVIEW* 🌟🌟🌟🌟The Gray Chamber is a c...

  • Dominique

    I was hooked by the time I was 25% through this book. It's not your typical chick lit, & it's based on actual historical events. The protagonist is a strong, strong-willed, unconventional young woman ...

  • Jessica Baker (A Baker's Perspective)

    I cannot get enough of this series! Every single story is full of captivating characters, eerie situations (yes they creep me out a little!), suspense, and amazement. The Gray Chamber is no exception ...

  • Missy

    For such a dower subject, I quite enjoyed the story of Edyth and Bane - her struggle to prove she was not insane and his love for her to get her out. I had heard of women being sent to asylums just be...

  • Hannah

    Spoilers may follow....Honestly, this one was a real struggle to get through. The author did an excellent job studying the conditions in the madhouse and expressing that (~30% of the book) and did som...