by H.A. Leuschel
Five compelling true-to-life stories each highlighting a narcissist’s manipulative mind games.
Narcissists are everywhere.
They can be witty, charming and highly charismatic.
Anyone can be their target.
At first their devious, calculating mind games can be hard to spot because they are masters of disguise, but then they revert to their true self of being controlling and angry in private. Their main aim: to dominate and use others to satisfy their needs, with a complete lack of compassion and empathy for their victim.
All stories highlight to what extent narcissistic abuse can distort lives and threaten our self-worth yet ultimately, also send a positive message that once the narcissist is unmasked, the victims can at last break free.
Wow!!! This is quite the psychological thriller, yet it’s different! This is a book full of short stories that every person should read.
As the synopsis states, “ Narcissists are everywhere. Anyone can be their target.” That statement is 100 percent accurate. Three of the books are told from the victims’ points of view, one an elderly woman, one who is in her thirties, and a young teenager. What the three have in common is a master manipulator in their lives who have hurt them, some physically and all mentally. Each woman is from a different walk of life, from different socio-economic backgrounds.
The last two stories give an insight into the mind of the narcissists. What a fascinating and scary look into the mind of a psychopath! The journey of these victims was amazing. I loved seeing them find the strength to escape and find a new path to happiness.
Helene Andrea Leuschel grew up in Belgium where she gained a Licentiate in Journalism & Communication, which led to a career in radio and television in Brussels, London and Edinburgh. She now lives with her husband and two children in Portugal and recently acquired a Master of Philosophy with the OU, deepening her passion for the study of the mind. When she is not writing, Helene works as a freelance journalist and teaches Yoga.
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