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From Enclosing Jaws (a medical thriller)

From Enclosing Jaws (a medical thriller) [Kindle Edition]

Margaret Carlton
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Product Description

A suspicious death in a psychiatric hospital takes undercover reporter Sam Carpenter into a ward there, faking illness in order to find out what's going on.
   But the young journalist is treading a dangerous path, playing mind-games with psychiatrists. As he penetrates deeper into the mystery surrounding the hospital, his own sanity is called into question, and the body count rises...
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 459 KB
  • Print Length: 337 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007PC2VJY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,046 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Margaret Carlton is an enthusiastic writer and reader, especially of crime fiction.
After leaving school as early as possible, she returned later to higher education and got a taste for it, gaining four degrees (from Edinburgh, London, and Cambridge), including a degree for research in neurophysiology, and a medical degree.
She has written for national newspapers, free-lanced for the BBC External Services, done research in a university department of psychiatry, and had other occupations.
As well as writing 'From Enclosing Jaws', she is a co-author of 'The History of Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge'.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny... 17 Sep 2012
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And more... This book is a well written, moves along at a good pace, is a gripping thriller & an excellent read. It is not often that I find a book where once put down it is literally picked back up again a few seconds later... Yes it really is that good... & held my interest right to the end. In my opinion this book completely deserves all five stars & is worth every penny, an excellent buy... so if you're tempted & decide to download... you've a cracking good read just waiting to be read.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth buying a kindle for 7 April 2012
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This book made me glad I had bought a kindle. It is unnerving and gripping from the outset: I had to keep reading to know what happened next.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great thriller and brilliant suspense 30 July 2012
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From Enclosing Jaws is the story of an undercover reporter entering a mental hospital to investigate a suspicious death and it grips you from the start. I became quickly hooked into the story and what was going on. I was kept guessing as to who might be the next victim and who was responsible. For the last third of the book I would have given a 5 and more, totally gripped and as others have said could not put it down. But in the middle I felt the story slowed a bit too much as our intreprid reporter was regrouping. Overall this is an entertaining psychological thriller, well worth reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars stunning read! 17 Jun 2012
By Shivs
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This is a ripping read. I quickly became captivated, and leaving the book down was a struggle. It's the epitome of a 'page turner'. The hero, Sam Carpenter, is engaging, believable, and very very brave. He's a junior reporter on a local newspaper, who agrees to pretend he's nutty in order to get into a mental institution and check out a suspicious death. He falls foul of the scary Dr Straughan, however, and is sectioned! My heart almost stopped when I read that. Oh my God. Has his editor really left a letter to say he's not mad but on an assignment? Will he be the next victim? You'll have to read it to find out!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Compulsive reading. 5 Jun 2012
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I loved this book. It was really difficult to put down. The idea is based on research done into mental health hospitals in the 70's and very cleverly brought up to date.

I struggled to put this book down until the last 10%, then the suspense just got so much that I kept putting the book down for a breather and picking it back up again almost immediately as I couldn't bear to not know what happened next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 14 Feb 2014
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Not my usual choice of read but I couldn't put it down. I eagerly await Margaret's next book.
I will certainly recommend this to friends.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A scary and fascinating story 13 Jan 2013
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The premise of the story, that a reporter investigating a death at a psychiatric hospital could get himself admitted as a patient seems implausible, but Margaret Carlton provides a link to an article in the journal Science which describes how several pseudo-patients were admitted to American hospitals in 1973, and after that nothing seems impossible. Of course, this isn't to deny that mental ill-health exists. The story describes how Sam Carpenter, the young reporter, infiltrates the hospital at which a patient has died in comes to seem suspicious circumstances. My overwhelming thought was how brave and foolhardy Sam was: patients in such hospitals are given drugs, and some of these drugs have nasty side effects, worth putting up with for a real patient with real problems, but not something a sane person would welcome. And one's worst fears are realised: Sam is sectioned, confined involuntarily, under the 1983 Mental Health Act. From there on things go downhill at an alarming pace. I won't spoil the story by relating what happens. The other characters are interesting, the settings well-evoked, and Margaret Carlton keeps your interest right to the very last page.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A realistic page turner 31 Oct 2012
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The potential for an entertaining read based on activities inside a psychiatric hospital might seem limited, but this novel achieves just that with a page turning story that builds to a worthy climax. The characters are well developed and the plot is plausible, disturbing and well told. Worth a read.
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Published 16 days ago by misstrussell
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
Very compelling story - read it non-stop during a lengthy flight delay, and I hardly noticed the time passing or the frustrations of the passengers behind me. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr SIMON E HOWARTH
4.0 out of 5 stars 'One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest' meets Brit Stiff Upper Lip
Given that murder mysteries are the kind of books I seek out, I was surprised that on trying the taster, I was so quickly hooked. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Jane
4.0 out of 5 stars Strange title
Strange title but an enjoyable read. The story sometimes drags a little but overall a good thriller, even though the plot is a bit far fetched.
Published 16 months ago by Jonny Monny
5.0 out of 5 stars book
An excellent download, looking foreword to read this on my holiday on my new kindle while I am travelling. many thanks
Published 16 months ago by Mrs J M Ryan
4.0 out of 5 stars Horribly realistic
A gripping and horribly plausible mystery set in a psychiatric hospital. Full of nice touches and manages to resist the temptation to make it completely black and white as to who... Read more
Published 21 months ago by jackied
4.0 out of 5 stars Page turner
Slightly scary setting in a mental do you convince a doctor that your are sane? I found this book a real page turner!
Published 24 months ago by Judith Ross
4.0 out of 5 stars A thrilling read
This is a different story from the usual thriller because of the setting in a mental institution. My interest was held from the first sentence to the last. Read more
Published 24 months ago by Jocelyn
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