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"Narcissists are everywhere...."
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.
Manipulated Lives is an absolutely fascinating collection of five powerful and very thought provoking character based stories.
While each story is very different, but they all focus on human behaviour and manipulative people.
The stories cover subjects such as bullies, manipulators, and Stockholm syndrome.
the core focus is the ways people deal with different situations in their lives.
Each of the stories were emotional, dark, tense and thought provoking and felt in some ways like case studies and in turn were so real that i had to remind myself that they were fictional.
If i had to pick a "favourite" tale it would be My Perfect Child as a mother who has been through fertility issues it had me so frustrated by the characters behaviour as a mother!! i was just screaming in my head!!
Overall I really enjoyed this collection, if you’re a fan of psychology, short stories, or quick reads then i would fully recommend seeking this book out.
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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Thank you to the Publisher and Author for sending me an Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of this novel and for the opportunity to review these works.
All reviews are my own unbiased opinion.