My mother, the psychopath : growing up in the shadow of a monster
London : Ebury Press, 2019. |
"Olivia has been afraid ever since she can remember. Out of sight, she was subjected to cruelty and humiliation at the hands of the one person who should have loved and protected her at all times--her mother, Josephine. While appearing completely normal to the outside world, Josephine displayed all the signs of being a psychopath--unbeknown to her daughter until adulthood--and Olivia grew up feeling scared, worthless and exploited. Even when she found the courage to cut ties, her mother found new ways to manipulate and deceive, attempting to destroy her life with a vicious campaign of abuse. Now Olivia has come to terms with her past and gives a fascinating, harrowing and deeply unsettling insight into what it’s like growing up with a psychopathic parent."--Provided by publisher.