Top positive review
Read this. Please read this. Extraordinarily beautiful and insightful book.
28 July 2018
Operation Lighthouse is above all a beautiful tribute to a loving mother and sister, by two brothers. Luke and Ryan Hart tell us the backstory to the cruel murder of these two women. They were cold-bloodedly killed by a man who had tyrannized his family for their entire lives but had never physically abused them. Since December 2015 coercion and control is a crime in the UK. But as Luke and Ryan show us, coercion and control is poorly understood by most of us and even by victims themselves, who are fully engaged in developing day by day survival strategies anyway. Co&Co is insidious, difficult to understand while you are experiencing it, highly damaging to mental health and wellbeing and dangerous, since many cases end with killings. Never underestimate the risks. The legal definition is accurate but abstract. Luke and Ryan show us exactly how families become entrapped by these manipulative criminal behaviours. These young men are speaking up to help others who may be going through similar life situations and to advocate for everybody who needs our help to be safe.
One of the most insightful and courageous books I've ever read. Claire and Charlotte Hart would be so proud of Luke and Ryan. With this book and with their ongoing advocacy they are setting a living memorial to two lovely, loving women.