`Give this book to a sister, a mother, a friend; it may change her life.' LAUREN LAVERNEOne in four women will experience domestic violence.
We all know a woman whose life is dominated and controlled by her partner - and we might not even realise it. Many women find themselves in the thrall of the Charm Syndrome Man, a man whose distinct pattern of behaviour and use of charm ultimately serves to gain control over the woman.
In the new edition of her classic work, Sandra Horley CBE draws on almost four decades supporting abused women to provide an insight into the reality behind the mask of the charming man.
The book's aim is to show women they are not alone and to help them walk away from the confusing, dangerous situation they find themselves in.
Even after devastating emotional and physical abuse, there is hope.
This is a story of courage and strength, told by women who have reclaimed their lives so that others may too.