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An experimental psychologist and a teen who wants to die...

When seventeen-year-old Daphne Janus goes to what she thinks is a getaway retreat with her best friend and next-door neighbor, Cam, she doesn't know her parents have sent her there as a last-ditch effort to save her from committing suicide. Daphne blames herself for her sister's death and feels she has no right to be alive. Dr. Gray and her staff use extraordinary methods to treat the patients that come to their remote island off the coast of California: they terrify them into loving life, with the theory that the survival instinct overcomes the death wish. Their methods may save countless lives, but do the ends justify the means?

Follow Daphne's experiences through the different levels of the doctor's "games," and decide for yourself.

"Captivating, chilling, and very mysterious. You will find yourself holding your breath. I truly wasn't sure what was going to happen but let's just say it will blow you away!"--Southermermaid85, Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★

"Awesome series!! Could not put the books down!"--Kris MacGillivray ★★★★★

"This story had me in a roller coaster of emotions and worries. I was constantly in edge thinking what will happen? Is this real or part of the therapy. Eva did a wonderful job keeping me on my toes and making my mind work on overdrive. So many references from studies I myself have looked into. I loved!"--Mariela B. ★★★★★

"This novel was spooky and eerily entertaining. Pohler's phenomenal descriptions of the natural world leave you breathless while her fantastically imaginative storytelling keep you hooked."--Jonel B. ★★★★★

"For fans of Eva Pohler's other series The Purgatorium is quite different; there is nothing supernatural here, merely psychological which has the ability to simultaneously unsettle a reader and force you to keep reading. There is a sense of schadenfreude in elements of this series which made me stop and think about at what point does the end justify the means; this is a great takeaway from the books and will leave the reader questioning the ethics of psychology."--Tamara, Goodreads Reviewer ★★★★★

Young Adult
July 3
Eva Pohler
Smashwords, Inc.

Customer Reviews

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You must keep reading! Frustrating and satisfying at the same time!

A perfect mix of frustration and satisfaction of a good read

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