**Award-Winner of the Cross Genre category and Award-Winning Finalist of the Mystery/Suspense, Historical Fiction, and General Fiction categories of the 2021 International Book Awards**
In the shadows of New York City lies the abandoned, forbidden North Brother Island, where the remains of a shuttered hospital hide the haunting memories of century-old quarantines and human experiments. The ruins conceal the scarred and beautiful Cora, imprisoned there by contagions and the doctors who torment her. When Finn, a young urban explorer, arrives on the island and glimpses this enigmatic woman through the foliage, intrigue turns to obsession as he seeks to uncover her past--and his own family's dark secrets. By unraveling these mysteries, will he be able to save Cora? Or will she meet the same tragic ending as the thousands who’ve already perished on the island? The Vines intertwines North Brother Island's horrific and elusive history with a captivating tale of love, betrayal, survival, and loss.
Need the Sequel ASAP
Great read. Can’t wait for the continuation in the sequel.
Very good story. The various characters are drawn fully and sympathetically. Even the various antagonists are recognizably human.
The psychopathy of the right wing authoritarian mentality expressed in a medical context is chilling. Noble intentions are perverted by cold vicious single mindedness and a dearth of empathy and compassion.
Good story that pulls you in.
Ending? What ending?
Nothing like reading a book and all of a sudden it ends. No falling action, no hints that it was drawing to a close. Just. Done. Ehhh