I have been lucky enough to have a sneak peek at this book all I can say is, go and buy it!!!
Beneath the facts is love, betrayal and hatred. I could relate, smiled and nodded my head all the way through. I would recommend all professionals and agencies to read this book to get an understanding of domestic abuse. It is a helpful novel for anyone who wants to understand the complex cycle.
A novel written by a man who highlights how psychological intimidation and controlling behaviour goes largely unnoticed as a form of domestic abuse. Also including issues such as internet trolling and how women are becoming victims of this.
“At the moment this isn’t a criminal matter. It could still become one though and our advice we be to deactivate the account”
Buy it especially for Chapter 6 and read the last paragraph entitled THIS IS ABUSE, it will educate you.
“Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are a breading ground for these trolls”. How true is this! It is something that is becoming quiet common now due to how easy it is for most people to have access to the internet.
“He bombards me with phone calls, texts and emails”
Character Traits were like reading about my own ex psychopath
“Jealousy is by far and away the most potent and dangerous of all emotions”
This novel sends out a powerful message to the reader as well as being educating too and gives a true and realistic view of domestic abuse and a recommended read. The author has clearly achieved their purpose of raising domestic abuse awareness in this book. The writing is effective and powerful writing about such a sensitive issue.
This book has left me feeling that, not all men are the same and that some men do see what sort of society women live in. There are so many significant pieces of knowledge in this book, it is fiction and real life events are included, that people are victims of every single day.
Victims of domestic abuse would be able to relate to this book and for anyone else, this book will educate and empower them. A novel that could easily be used for professional training purposes.
We see the once-pure Alex turning into the abusive man he feared and despised and with “threatening text messages” being sent to the victim, it highlights perfectly how controlling and manipulative texts messages are and how mobile phones play a huge part in the complex cycle.
An excellent read!