What She Left Behind Setting

Ellen Marie Wiseman
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Willard Asylum

Willard State Asylum is in New York state, located on a remote piece of land surrounded by a flowing lake to prevent/lessen the possibility of patient escape. It is like a small college, filled with multiple dorms for housing, treating and even punishing the patient population that makes up the facility. While it was created with the well being of the patients in mind, the actual reality is that the asylum is more akin to a sadistic prison population than any facility that can possibly help its struggling patients to recover from mental illness. By the time Izzy explores Willard after it has closed and rotted, it becomes a de facto horror house, filled with creepy, dark passages and abandoned equipment from its former bustling days. Almost like a character, the reader sees Willard first as a young facility, and then later as a decrepit, abandoned...

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