Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Teaser Tuesday - 'The Medea Complex'

It's another Tuesday and after the day I've had so far I can't wait to see what you guys are reading! Teaser Tuesday is hosted by MizB over at Should Be ReadingThe rules are simple:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • Be careful not to include SPOILERS
  • Share the title & author, so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they want.
I'm currently reading The Medea Complex by Rachel Roberts for review, so I'll be teasing that. 
1885. Anne Stanbury - Committed to a lunatic asylum, having been deemed insane and therefore unfit to stand trial for the crime of which she is indicted. But is all as it seems?
Edgar Stanbury - the grieving husband and father who is torn between helping his confined wife recover her sanity, and seeking revenge on the woman who ruined his life.
Dr George Savage - the well respected psychiatrist, and chief medical officer of Bethlem Royal Hospital. Ultimately, he holds Anne's future wholly in his hands. 
The Medea Complex tells the story of a misunderstood woman suffering from insanity in an era when mental illnesses' were all too often misdiagnosed and mistreated. A deep and riveting psychological thriller set within an historical context, packed full of twists and turns, The Medea Complex explores the nature of the human psyche: what possesses us, drives us, and how love, passion, and hope for the future can drive us to insanity.

This week's teaser:
'Why did women decide to enter the workplace? A question that will no doubt confound me until the day I die. Curing the insane is easier than answering that question'
I think this teaser is a great example of how well Roberts has set this novel in its own time-period. Because it is based on a true story, I'm happy she didn't shy away from putting in some of the ugly things that happened.

On a side note, if this looks like the kind of book you'd enjoy reading, let me know and I can get you in touch with Rachel, who would love more reviews of her book!

So, what are you teasing?


  1. Nice tease! Does really give you a sense to the book's time!

    Here's my Tuesday post

    Have a GREAT day!

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  2. LOL... my how far we have come.