by Dot IkwerreGirl Acheru
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Pub Date 09 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 07 Dec 2022
It all started as a warm friendship that eventually ended in marriage. But once we signed on those dotted lines, I was trapped, and nothing on earth could have prepared me for the turmoil ahead.
He turned out to be an abuser who thrived on control and subjection, creating a dark wanton aura in the home that I now understand was Domestic Violence.
I had a choice to make... stay and die, or get out...
This book is a non-chronological narrative that recounts the horrors of domestic violence/abuse and its adverse effects on children over and above the primary receiver: the partner. It proffers solutions on both how to cope when found in such situations, and how to eventually make a safe exit for the sake of the wellbeing of the children- SILENT WATCHERS.
This book will inspire, teach you and help you protect yourself and your children. It will bring you to tears but at the end you will learn a lot. Am sad that this happened but am glad that one mother stood up and left to protect her defenseless.
Average rating from 3 members
This book is not only a memoir of abuse by a narcissist but a helpful guide to getting out of an abusive situation. This author has done something I had hoped mini authors would do in the past and that is talk about those who stay for the children. She tells all the reasons why you should leave for your children and all the negative impacts growing up with an abusive parent can have. I found her story said and poignant but this is no ordinary memoir this author gets it… You can tell she has great common sense The only thing that gave me pause was in the book when she unfortunately lost her first baby you can tell she tried to blame his sexual and verbal abuse but there’s no study or medical information that says such a thing could cause you to lose your baby. I know from experience when you were being abused and something negative happened you want to blame the abuser for it because he should feel something for the negative state you’re in and that said her husband seem to not even care they lost the baby but he can’t be blamed for that. I mean people with happy marriages have miscarriages and give birth to dead babies and it’s sad. Having said that though that’s the only thing in the book that made me raise an eyebrow everything else is so on point I love her dialogue and although like most abusive mamas there came a point where I had to stop and then go back and continue reading because so much of this book was familiar to me. If you love memoirs you need to read this book it truly is a five star read and kudos to the author. I received this book from NetGalley and the publisher but I am leaving this review voluntarily please forgive any mistakes as I am blind and dictate my review.
It all started as a very warm friendship that eventually ended in marriage; once those dotted lines were signed, I was trapped and nothing on earth would have prepared me for the turmoil I was to experience.
My ex-spouse’s subtle unveiling as an abuser who thrived on control and subjection, created a dark wanton aura in the home which I never understood as Domestic Violence.
This book is a non-chronological narrative which recounts the horrors of domestic violence/abuse and its adverse effects on children over and above the primary receiver: the partner. It proffers solutions on both how to cope when found in such situations, and how to eventually make a safe exit for the sake of the wellbeing of the children-
This is a brilliant true read.
Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start.
Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable.
Great suspense and found myself second guessing every thought I had continuously.
Can't wait to read what the author brings out next.
I was provided an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher. This is my own honest voluntary review.
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