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?