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The Medea Complex - a Wonderful Debut Novel...,
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... written by Rachel Florence Roberts.
And I hope there will follow a lot more of this kind!
1885. Lady Anne, a beautiful Lady of the English Aristocracy awakes not in her eiderdown bed, but on a hemp sack full of filthy smelling straw. What she first thinks to be a ransom abduction, turns out to be a lunatic asylum - a madhouse! She has been declared too insane to being trialed for the most horrendous crime a young mother can commit to her firstborn son.
Her husband Edgar - of humble origins, but able to make himself the chosen of Lady Anne, is trying to find a way out of this dilemma. His wife HAS absolutely give birth to an other son, or the couple will never ever see a penny of the enormous riches the father of Lady Anne has accumulated...
And there is Dr Savage, a well respected psychiatrist at the Bethlem Royal Hospital, who only wants to help his patient Anne to regain her sanity.
But there is a lot more than the first look at the situation is able to unveil. And the reader is torn into a vortex of mental illness, human frailties and ice cold calculations. The twists and turn will bind You until the very end! Promise!
This debut (!) novel had really captured me. I wanted to read only the beginning in bed before slipping into sleep - but NO. It held me awake until I finished it!
The characters and the elaboration of the plot are perfect!
I have to give my warmest compliments to the very promising authoress Rachel Florence Roberts! Very well done!
Have a good read!