When promising young psychiatrist James Richardson is offered the job opportunity of a lifetime by the charismatic Dr. Hugh Maitland, he is thrilled. Setting off to take up his post at Wyldehope Hall in deepest Suffolk, Richardson doesn’t look back. One of his tasks is to manage Maitland’s most controversial project–a pioneering therapy in which extremely disturbed patients are kept asleep for months. If this radical and potentially dangerous procedure is successful, it could mean professional glory for both doctors.
As Richardson settles into his new life, he begins to sense something uncanny about the sleeping patients–six women, forsaken by society. Why is Maitland unwilling to discuss their past lives? Why is the trainee nurse so on edge when she spends nights alone with them? And what can it mean when all the sleepers start dreaming at the same time? In this atmospheric reinvention of the ghost story, Richardson finds himself questioning everything he knows about the human mind, as he attempts to uncover the shocking secrets of The Sleep Room
I have been wanting to read this book for long and it has been on my TBR for nearly a year and I can tell you now that I am kicking myself for letting it sit there.
This book right from the outset was compelling, creepy and has you question what is reality and what wasn’t reality it kept you thinking this right the way through to the way last page
I also loved the fact it was set in 1955 and I actually felt that I was taken back in a time machine and was a fly on the wall with Richardson. It also had a lovely little romance which gave the book another edge.
A Quaint psychological thriller perfect for a a dark stormy night.
5 of 5 stars