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Did her parents send her to the Purgatorium to help her or punish her?
A teen who feels guilty for her sister’s death is sent by her parents to a remote island off the coast of California for “suicide therapy.” The doctor and her team use experimental methods that cross ethical lines. After undergoing one bizarre experience after another, the teen gets lost on the haunted side of the island and wonders if her parents meant to help or to punish her.
Some readers have compared this young adult psychological thriller by USA Today bestselling author Eva Pohler to Shutter Island and Lost.
“The author ably balances the teenager’s suffering with her slowly growing will to live. But everything comes crashing down when one of Dr. Gray’s therapeutic ‘games’ goes terribly wrong and Daphne is left to fend for herself on the most remote part of the island. . . . Spooky touches like the whispering voices in the woods and Daphne’s likeness appearing in a painting in Dr. Gray’s office steadily build tension and supply chills. . . . Flashes of creepiness enhance this island-set YA thriller.”—Kirkus Reviews