The Institution by Helen Fields

4.5 Stars from me

Fabulously tense, tight, claustrophobic and unpredictable, The Institution by Helen Fields is a crime thriller that you will want to stay up to the wee small hours to finish.

I enjoyed both Connie and Brodie as characters and thought they worked well together.

The Institution was a hideous place, brutally hard to imagine either being sent there or working there – it was no wonder really that such dark and twisted activities took place.

A hard book to put down, this is definitely one where those fatal words ‘oh just one more chapter’ will be uttered as Connie and Brodie race against the clock to save an innocent life. But who is working with them and who can they trust.

This is the 5th of my posts tonight wishing you a happy Jólabókaflóðið #Jolabokaflod this #ChristmasEve

Blurb: They’re locked up for your safety. Now, you’re locked in with them.

Dr Connie Woolwine has five days to catch a killer.

On a locked ward in the world’s highest-security prison hospital, a scream shatters the night. The next morning, a nurse’s body is found and her daughter has been taken. A ransom must be paid, and the clock is ticking.

Forensic profiler Dr Connie Woolwine is renowned for her ability to get inside the mind of a murderer. Now, she must go deep undercover among the most deranged and dangerous men on earth and use her unique skills to find the girl – before it’s too late.

But as the walls close in around her, can Connie get the killer before The Institution gets her?

A claustrophobic, haunting crime thriller that will keep you up at night, perfect for those who couldn’t put down The Sanatorium and Amy McCulloch’s Breathless.

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