Trapped in a lunatic asylum and compelled to listen to the stories of the deranged patients, Doug Pinkham becomes entangled in the twisted mind of a cold-blooded killer. As the reporter tries to get to the bottom of a mysterious murder case, he gets more than he bargained for. He must separate truth from fiction as he realizes he no longer controls his own world. Will Doug manage to escape the asylum, or will the killer’s stories lure him into an enigmatic world full of mazes, each so fascinating that he can’t stop listening?
“What will happen with her now?”
“She’s being held in the juvenile ward and going through in-depth mental health evaluation and treatment. If it was up to me…” The orderly trailed off.
A tremor went though Doug’s heart as he watched Gene wrench his hands as if he could pull the life out of that girl.
“Are you surprised to see I feel a bit aggressive towards her?” Gene asked with a glint in his eyes—a demonic, almost demented gleam.
Doug kept his shock to himself. He didn’t answer.
“She’s the one that got out. She wasn’t supposed to be here, yet here she is. As if she’d developed a mind of her own and controlled her environment and the people around her to end up in this facility.”
Gene himself had to be insane, Doug thought.
Though Gene’s expression went back to its former placid form, Doug couldn’t shake the feeling that insanity brewed slowly under that calm surface. Doug had misinterpreted Gene’s mood swings and thought of them as bickering.