As a recovering victim of a narcissistic relationship spanning 57 years, I found this account most helpful in the fact that it reassures it's readers that this is a monsterous personality disorder. The ripple effect throughout the family and lives of those who have become injured by such deceit from a narcissist.
For me this was not a husband or partner, but my mother. However the parallels I was able to draw from this account reinforced what I have instinctively known, that this was Not my fault, after all.
At the age of 57 I have managed to break free, but not until the trail of destructive behaviour had been exposed to my father, my brothers and other family members. My mother ( in her eighties) still creates havoc in the lives of anyone who is foolish enough to allow her to attach herself to them.
Like the author I feel sadness for the energy which could have so been put to use in a more worthy cause, but these people have no shame and will never change.
This book was a gripping account and must have been both painful and healing to write. Thank goodness Sarah has managed to recover enough to share her account as a warning to others. The long shadow this type of person creates is just so harmful.
Thank you Sarah for sharing your experience.