Required reading for anyone who wants or needs to study or hear the authentic voice of women who have experienced mistreatment and violence. There are also times "when he's in a good mood and the water is calm." Varying voices overlap with their insights. No one could read the episode about the curtains ( "He checked the curtains. He said they weren't closed properly") without learning everything about the secret world of domestic despots.Writing candidly,these women are reflecting and rebuilding - all their raw evidence is here.
This book is truly eye-opening. Its completely awe inspiring, thought provoking and shows the inner strength, even when hidden, of the ladies featured in it. It gives strength to those who may be in that situation - whether female or male. It cannot have been an easy feat for the organisers of this to encourage the input - but the effort and heart-ache that has been put in has produced a great book worth a read and that will be talked about amongst friends. Well done to all involved.