The Room in the Attic by Louise Douglas
In 1903, fishermen find a wrecked boat containing a woman, who has been badly beaten, and a young girl. An ambulance is sent for, and the two survivors are taken to All Hallows, the imposing asylum, hidden deep on Dartmoor. The woman remains in a coma, but the little girl, who the staff name Harriet, awakens and is taken to an attic room, far away from the noise of the asylum, and is put in the care of Nurse Emma Everdeen. In 1993, All Hallows is now a boarding school. Following his mother’s death and his father’s hasty remarriage, Lewis Tyler is banished to Dartmoor… Read more.
Trigger & Content Warnings
- Psychiatric hospitalisation including unethical treatment of patients involving being tied down and drugged
- Physical injuries & illness
- Parent in a coma
- Death of a mother recounted