Silence for the Dead

Silence for the Dead

Audiobook CD - 2014
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"Portis House emerged from the fog as we approached, showing itself slowly as a long, low shadow "

In 1919 Kitty Weekes pretty, resourceful, and on the run falsifies her background to obtain a nursing position at Portis House, a remote hospital for soldiers left shell-shocked by the horrors of the Great War. Hiding the shame of their mental instability in what was once a magnificent private estate, the patients suffer from nervous attacks and tormenting dreams. But something more is going on at Portis House its plaster is crumbling; its plumbing makes eerie noises; and strange, cold breaths of air waft through the empty rooms. It s known that the former occupants left abruptly, but where did they go? And why do the patients all seem to share the same nightmare, one so horrific that they dare not speak of it?

Kitty finds a dangerous ally in Jack Yates, an inmate who may be a war hero, a madman or maybe both. But even as Kitty and Jack create a secret, intimate alliance to uncover the truth, disturbing revelations suggest the presence of powerful spectral forces. And when a medical catastrophe leaves them even more isolated, they must battle the menace on their own, caught in the heart of a mystery that could destroy them both.

Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, c2014.
ISBN: 9781482969931
Branch Call Number: BOOKCD FICTION STJ
Characteristics: 9 sound discs (10.5 hrs.)
Additional Contributors: Wells, Mary Jane

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Mar 30, 2015

Scary and totally engrossing ghost story set in an 'madhouse' for WWI veterans with a large cast of wonderful characters.

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