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New On The Shelf At Fiction Books This Week

Picture of an English red post boxMailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house during the last week. Be warned that Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.

Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home, where links may be added each week. So why not stop by, leave a link to your own Mailbox Monday post, oh! and don’t forget to leave a comment for our three new joint administrators, after all, we all like to receive them … www.mailboxmonday.wordpress.com

Leslie of ‘Under My Apple Tree’

Serena of ‘Savvy Verse & Wit’

Vicki of ‘I’d Rather Be At The Beach’

This is a great way to plan out your reading week and see what others are currently reading as well… you never know where that next “must read” book will come from!


Another direct, author review request this week … and what a read this one promises to be!

Check out the short video trailer for the book on the author website … you’ll be left in no doubt what I mean!


Based On A True Story
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.


Image Of Author Rachel Florence RobertsBritish born and raised, Rachel Florence Roberts is a registered nurse, fiancée and mother of one based in Malta, EU.

The Medea Complex was written shortly after the birth of her son, and took almost two years to complete.

She suffered with postnatal depression in a country that did not understand her, and was henceforth the inspiration behind the novel.

The Medea Complex will make anyone who has ever thought, lived, laughed, and loved, question the importance of those and everything around them.

cover image of 'The Medea Complex' a novel by Rachel Florence Roberts

The cover of this psychological thriller has already got me spooked, so I am hoping that Rachel’s graphic explanation of just what she hoped to achieve with it, is a great precursor for what I can expect from the book itself!

I really wanted to get the ‘feel’ of the novel, the ‘eptiome’ of what it is about. I wanted the reader to look at the cover, and see the patient in a straight-jacket; her hands dripping with blood, as she stands outside the gate of ‘Royal Bethlem Asylum’, and think to themselves, “What did she do? I want to know more”, and then flick to the blurb, and hopefully, the first few pages. I employed a professional designer, and believe it or not, the girl on the cover is me, sort of computer-altered!


I can’t wait to discover all your own great new finds this week … so please stop by and share your link, so that I can visit your post.


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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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Written by Yvonne