Medea's Curse by Anne BuistMedea's Curse by Anne Buist

Medea's Curse

byAnne Buist

Paperback | July 22, 2016

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Medea's Curseis a gripping ride of crime and tension, with a Lisbeth Salander-like lead roaring through danger and intrigue at a million miles an hour."-Adelaide Advertiser"Forensic psychologist Natalie King is not your average heroine. . . . An intelligent, thought-provoking tale."-Courier MailNatalie Richards works with women: victims and perpetrators of violent crime. Survivor of a tough childhood herself, she's now a dedicated, insightful professional doing her best to make a difference. She also rides a Ducati a couple of sizes too big and wears a tank top a size too small. Likes men but doesn't particularly want to keep one. And really needs to stay on her meds.Now she's being stalked.A disgruntled former patient? Or someone connected with a current case? Georgia Latimer-charged with killing her four children. Travis Hardy-deadbeat father of another murdered child; his second daughter has disappeared now, too. Could it be something to do with crown prosecutor Liam O'Shea-drop-dead sexy, and trouble in all kinds of ways?Natalie doesn't know. Question is, will she find out before it's too late?Anne Buistis the Chair of Women's Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and has over twenty-five years clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry. She works with Protective Services and the legal system in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide, and murder. "Medea's Curseis a gripping ride of crime and tension, with a Lisbeth Salander-like lead roaring through danger and intrigue at a million miles an hour."-Adelaide Advertiser"Forensic psychologist Natalie King is not your average heroine. . . . An intelligent, thought-provoking tale."-Courier MailNatalie Richards works with women: victims and perpetrators of violent crime. Survivor of a tough childhood herself, she's now a dedicated, insightful professional doing her best to make a difference. She also rides a Ducati a couple of sizes too big and wears a tank top a size too small. Likes men but doesn't particularly want to keep one. And really needs to stay on her meds.Now she's being stalked.A disgruntled former patient? Or someone connected with a current case? Georgia Latimer-charged with killing her four children. Travis Hardy-deadbeat father of another murdered child; his second daughter has disappeared now, too. Could it be something to do with crown prosecutor Liam O'Shea-drop-dead sexy, and trouble in all kinds of ways?Natalie doesn't know. Question is, will she find out before it's too late?Anne Buistis the Chair of Women's Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and has over twenty-five years clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry. She works with Protective Services and the legal system in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide, and murder. "Medea's Curseis a gripping ride of crime and tension, with a Lisbeth Salander-like lead roaring through danger and intrigue at a million miles an hour."-Adelaide Advertiser"Forensic psychologist Natalie King is not your average heroine. . . . An intelligent, thought-provoking tale."-Courier MailNatalie Richards works with women: victims and perpetrators of violent crime. Survivor of a tough childhood herself, she's now a dedicated, insightful professional doing her best to make a difference. She also rides a Ducati a couple of sizes too big and wears a tank top a size too small. Likes men but doesn't particularly want to keep one. And really needs to stay on her meds.Now she's being stalked.A disgruntled former patient? Or someone connected with a current case? Georgia Latimer-charged with killing her four children. Travis Hardy-deadbeat father of another murdered child; his second daughter has disappeared now, too. Could it be something to do with crown prosecutor Liam O'Shea-drop-dead sexy, and trouble in all kinds of ways?Natalie doesn't know. Question is, will she find out before it's too late?Anne Buistis the Chair of Women's Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and has over twenty-five years clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry. She works with Protective Services and the legal system in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide, and murder. "
Anne Buist is the Chair of Women's Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and has over 25 years clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry. She works with Protective Services and the legal system in cases of abuse, kidnapping and murder. Her is husband is novelist Graeme Simsion.
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Title:Medea's CurseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 9.75 × 6 × 1.14 inPublished:July 22, 2016Publisher:Text Publishing CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1922182648

ISBN - 13:9781922182647

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Subject Matter Medea’s Curse, a mystery by Anne Buist, follows forensic psychiatrist, Natalie King, works with violent criminals. Specifically, in this novel, her clients are all women who have committed infanticide. As she works through these women’s issues, she becomes entrenched in issues of her own as she begins receiving anonymous notes from someone. Someone who knows too much. Someone who may be putting her in danger…. The subject matter in itself was very interesting. All the characters that Natalie King treats are accused of committing infanticide. Each woman is equally complex and her stories are fully developed throughout the course of the novel. Author, Anne Buist, is a bit of an expert on the subject matter discussed in Medea’s Curse. She is the Chair of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and has twenty-five years of clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry dealing with cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder. This makes the plot even more chilling; the reality of these scenarios had my stomach turning. I also thoroughly enjoyed the development of Natalie King; she is smart, edgy and beats to her own drum. She was an excellent protagonist. As much as I enjoyed our female lead, the character development, and the general plot, there are a lot of moving pieces to this novel; multiple characters all dealing with complicated backstories and plots. Sometimes, it was a struggle to place everyone. I found that it became jumbled and I struggled to pick up and put this one down. I feel like if you were to read this book in one sitting, it would be okay. Otherwise (and more realistically), you may struggle to keep people and plots in order. I think all fans of a slower paced and well-developed psychological thrillers will enjoy this first novel in, what I believe, will become a series. However, if you want something simplistic that you can read mindlessly, this would not be your choice.
Date published: 2017-02-19

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