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[[ Read Book ]] î Where Madness Lies Ý “Where Madness Lies is an intimate pageturner that is full of heart Engrossing and devastating, this brave novel reminds us of the power of human connection and the inherent goodness of most people” – Heidi Pitlor, author of The Daylight Marriage and ImpersonationGermany,Rigmor, a young Jewish woman is a patient at Sonnenstein, a premier psychiatric institution known for their curative treatments But with the tide of eugenics and the Nazis’ rise to power, Rigmor is swept up in a campaign to rid Germany of the mentally illUSA,Sabine, battling crippling panic and depression commits herself to McLean Hospital, but in doing so she has unwittingly agreed to give up her babyLinking these two generations of women is Inga, who did everything in her power to help her sister, Rigmor Now with her granddaughter, Sabine, Inga is given a second chance to free someone she loves from oppressive forces, both within and withoutThis is a story about hope and redemption, about what we pass on, both genetically and culturally It is about the high price of repression, and how one woman, who lost nearly everything, must be willing to reveal the failures of the past in order to save future generationsWith chilling echoes of our time, Where Madness Lies is based on a true story of the author’s own family This is a story based on true events It is the tale of two sisters, one with a mental illness in rising Nazi Germany and the sister who will do anything to protect her I haven't read any books dealing with those diagnosed with mental illness in Nazi Germany and this was the first I couldn't put it down I would like to thank Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with a copy free of charge This is my honest and unbiased opinion of it. Where Madness Lies by Sylvia True is a fabulous book about a subject largely overlooked in historical fiction, There are many books written about the Holocaust and the extermination of over six million Jewish people by the Nazis This book deals with another, but lesser known, evil perpetrated by the Nazis; the sterilization and euthanasia of the mentally ill in order to assure that their undesirable traits won't be passed on to future generations of Germans The story is told through two timelines In the 1930's, the book focuses on Rigmor, a young woman institutionalized for her mental illness In the 1980's, the book focuses on Sabine, also a young woman coping with mental illness The two timelines are linked by Inga, Rigmor's sister and Sabine's grandmother.This is not a light read, but it is beautifully written with welldeveloped characters The characters are imperfect and flawed and so very real Readers will find themselves confronted with questions about ethics and the difference between being complicit and just following orders This book is well researched and I loved all of the strong woman characters, especially those diagnosed with mental illness The author does an excellent job showing that mental illness does not equate with weakness This is a powerful and emotional novel and I look forward to readingfrom this author.Many thanks to NeetGalley, the publisher, and the author for the privilege of reading an advanced digital copy of this fabulous book in exchange for my honest review. I’ve read a lot of historical books about World War 2 but nothing quite like this before This book looks at mental health and the way people with any sort of differences were viewed by the Nazi Party It is quite an eye opener and a stark reminder to us all how easily things can change as policies were put in place during the 1930s without much notice from the wider population or the outside World. Reading this book you also get an insight into the wider impact that living with mental health problems has on the whole family both in terms of how it effects everyone’s lives and also how it influences future generations genetically This book is a really good and interesting read made evenamazing by the fact that it is based on the author’s very own family story Whilst the subject matter is quite difficult to read about the author has managed to write about it in a really sensitive and accessible way.Rigmor is a young Jewish women living as a patient in a top psychiatric facility in Germany in the 1930s who finds herself swept up in the Nazi campaign to rid Germany of the mentally ill In the USA in 1984 Sabine commits herself to hospital following several episodes of depression and crippling panic Linking these two women is Inga who does everything she can to help her sister and now finds herself in a position to help her granddaughter too. I highly recommend reading this, despite myself not having finished it I primarily read nonfiction and when I received an email about this book from NetGalley I thought it was nonfiction based on the description in said email I should have paidattention The writing is beautiful and the story is excellent for as far as I have gotten However, I prefer nonfiction and have so many other books I am needing to read for author and publishers that I can't give this one the full attention it deserves I may come back to it some day and finish the story, but for now I will have to stop.