Book summary

Anne wakes up in a strange bed, having been kidnapped from her home. Slowly, she realizes she is in a lunatic asylum.

 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.

What makes The Medea Complex so unique?

Never before has such a disturbing concept been made into something enjoyable. The Medea Complex is a contemporary read that will make you laugh, cry, and feel emotions that you’ve never felt before. It will make you reassess everything you thought you knew, and everything you think you felt. Packed with real historical figures and places, The Medea Complex is a psychological thriller set at the end of the 19th century. The novel itself transcends genres, and will appeal to fans of crime, thrillers and historical fiction alike. Even hardcore sci-fi and young adult readers have been surprised, and thoroughly enjoyed the story.


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