Woman 99

Woman 99 Review

A vivid historical thriller about a young woman whose quest to free her sister from an infamous insane asylum risks her sanity, her safety and her life

Charlotte Smith's future is planned to the last detail, and so was her sister's - until Phoebe became a disruption. When their parents commit Phoebe to a notorious asylum, Charlotte knows there's more to the story than madness. Shedding her identity to become an anonymous inmate, "Woman Ninety-Nine," Charlotte uncovers dangerous secrets. Insanity isn't the only reason her fellow inmates were put away - and those in power will do anything to keep the truth, or Charlotte, from getting out.

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  • Debra

    Charlotte and Phoebe Smith had a privileged upbringing in Nobb Hill in San Francisco. Their Mother planned their lives and had high hopes for both girls - hopes that they would marry well. But Phoebe ...

  • Linda

    "Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness." (Allen Ginsberg)Perhaps defining "madness" was as elusive in 1888 as it is in today's complicated world that seems to hand you a particular life ...

  • Phrynne

    My third book by this author and I have enjoyed all of them equally.Woman 99 is set mostly in an asylum for women in San Francisco in the late 1800's. The author has a talent for telling historical fi...

  • Crumb

    Captivating, Haunting, & Mystifying.This tale will leave you breathless. . .I can't resist historical fiction set in an asylum. It may seem macabre, and while it is, that piece of history is also hear...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Charlotte Smith has her life planned out perfectly; that is, until her sister is placed in an insane asylum. Charlotte’s parents committed her sister, Phoebe, to the asylum, and Charlotte knows from...

  • Kate Quinn

    Really terrific. I got an ARC of this one to consider for a cover quote, and I will definitely be giving one.Updated with my cover quote!WOMAN NINETY NINE is a gorgeous ode to the power of female cour...

  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

    Two society daughters - Phoebe who has screaming fits and Charlotte who is to marry a wealthy socialite she doesn’t want to marry.When Phoebe is put in an institution for her fits, her sister, Char...

  • Diane S ?

    DNF at 20%. Although I'm usually attracted to settings in an asylum, the story does have to make sense. The beginning of this book just doesn't ring true to me. It may not bother you, it dint bother m...

  • ? Sandi ?

    4 solid stars Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks Landmark for allowing me to read and review this ARC. Published March 5, 2019Another great story from one of my favorite authors. Macallister has a...

  • Erin

    3.5 stars Thanks to Netgalley and SOURCEBOOKS Landmark for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review.A story of the bond between sisters that takes one far from their comfortable home in San F...