Martine LeDuc is the PR director for Montreal, where four women have been murdered. Working with police lieutenant Julian Fletcher, she discovers that all the women were looking into Montreal’s past, when orphans were transferred to a psychiatric hospital and made the subjects of experimentation (drugs, electroshock, lobotomies) in collusion with the CIA’s MK-Ultra program.
All of the murdered women have a connection to these historic situations, and were killed to keep someone else’s role from becoming public. Martine finds herself standing between the killer—and his getting away with it all.
"De Beauvoir has delivered a harrowing, addictive read that will keep you up late into the night and your mind lingering long after you’ve closed the book. Asylum is riveting and disturbing, and charming amateur sleuth Martine LeDuc is an indomitable and courageous heroine you’ll be rooting for from page one.” — Linda Castillo, New York Times-bestselling author of the Kate Burkholder Amish mystery series