BASED ON A TRUE STORY
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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.
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.
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How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
Psychological thrillers are typically difficult to write, as they play with the readers minds. The Medea Complex has been compared to SHUTTER ISLAND by Dennis Lehane, and GONE GIRL by Gillian Flynn. I am very happy with these comparisons, as both of these novels are amongst my favorite. Also, writing historical fiction can be quite difficult for the author, as they have to immerse themselves completely within the time period.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Keep writing, keep getting people to read your story. Most importantly, listen to your readers, and take on board all feedback that you receive.
Rachel Roberts is a 29 year old nurse, author, and mother of one. She now lives in Malta, EU.
I have always been a reader, finishing between 4-5 novels a week. It was always a dream of minen to write my own novel, and have other people holding MY book in their hands as opposed to me holding theirs, but I could never come up with a good story. I didn’t want to write something that had already been done. However, after the birth of my son, I struggled with postnatal depression. It was subsequent research into this subject, and its historical context, that finally inspired The Medea Complex. The story is based on factual events, and features real life characters (including their notes and dialogue) from the 19th century: Dr George Savage, Dr Daniel Hake Tuke, Mr James Berry, Mrs Dorothea Jordan, and Amelia Dyer *to name but a few) are all integral to the plot of The Medea Complex. Further information about these characters can be found at the end of the novel under Authors Notes.