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The Mangled Spoon

The Mangled Spoon THE MANGLED SPOON is about what happens when evil finds a home in the Catholic Church Cello playing psychiatrist Marcus Rukeyser has a problem Miss Jane his newest patient is catatonic Discovered for

  • Title: The Mangled Spoon
  • Author: Joan Mauch
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • THE MANGLED SPOON is about what happens when evil finds a home in the Catholic Church Cello playing psychiatrist Marcus Rukeyser has a problem Miss Jane, his newest patient is catatonic Discovered foraging for food in a dumpster clutching a curiously damaged antique spoon, Rukeyser learns she s connected to three dead or missing nuns from a prominent Chicago parish WitTHE MANGLED SPOON is about what happens when evil finds a home in the Catholic Church Cello playing psychiatrist Marcus Rukeyser has a problem Miss Jane, his newest patient is catatonic Discovered foraging for food in a dumpster clutching a curiously damaged antique spoon, Rukeyser learns she s connected to three dead or missing nuns from a prominent Chicago parish With only two weeks until she s committed to a state mental institution, authorities make it clear they ll go to any lengths to prevent him from uncovering the ugly truth including destroying his career, his home and potentially his life This novel by author Joan Mauch is by turns frightening and thought provoking.

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    About "Joan Mauch"

    1. Joan Mauch

      At age six Joan Mauch excitedly recognized the letter A in her mom s newspaper and has been fascinated with the printed word ever since For most of her professional life she s been involved with writing in one form or another ranging from writing news releases to promotional copy writing Over the years she became something of a vagabond, having lived in Washington state, Oregon, Illinois and most recently Iowa, working at everything from teaching to selling real estate When she isn t writing, Joan enjoys visiting her son in Tampa, Florida or just hanging out with family and friends ESCAPE FROM AMBERGRIS CAYE is her fourth novel Visit her website at joanmauch or facebook joanmauchthor

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    1. Reviewed by Viga Boland for Readers' FavoriteIf you like reading page turners that keep you guessing, you’ll enjoy The Mangled Spoon by Joan Mauch. From the moment you read about the starving, dishevelled, and disoriented Miss Joan who is found scavenging for food in a dumpster in Chapter One, you will be dying to find out how she got there and why she doesn’t want to let go of a mangled silver spoon. And Joan Mauch is not going to give you the answer till near the very end of the story.Ther [...]


    2. I was so into this storyline and then a few odd things started happening.First, the relationship between the main character and his wife. There is so much going on here that I just do not understand. I get being a woman I can be mad and then turn on a dime but there is usually an explanation, which I then explain to my husband (if he doesn't already know). This however seemed really weird.Then we have Markus himself. Ok, the fact alone that he wasn't getting the answers he wanted doesn't totally [...]


    3. Is evil real or a product of mental instability? Dr. Marcus Rukeyser is a psychiatrist at St. Stanislaus Mental Hospital treating a catatonic young woman. Found wandering the streets of Chicago, she appears to be suffering from amnesia and possibly a traumatic event. Dubbing her Miss Jane, Rukeyser’s concern for her goes deeper than even he can understand, triggering flashbacks to losing his own sister to a mental institution years before. As he begins to suspect she’s a missing nun from a p [...]


    4. The author did a good job of setting up the mystery (which I won't give away) and it is a good mystery. She did a very good job of portraying the Catholic church in the 1960's and it's relationship to the laity. I also thought she added a lot to the mood of each of the scenes with good descriptions of setting, clothes and personal appearances. I thought the motivation of the protagonist and some of the ancillary characters needed more space. For example the relationship between the protagonist a [...]


    5. Great read! A haunting story of clergy abuse. Very well written with short chapters that keep you wanting to read more. You're hooked after the first few chapters. Highly recommended.


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