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My Mother, the Psychopath: Growing up in the shadow of a monster

My Mother, the Psychopath: Growing up in the shadow of a monster

What do you do when the person you're meant to trust the most in the world is the one trying to destroy you? 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.

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ISBN 9781785038990
Barcode 9781785038990
Published 24 January 2019 by Ebury Publishing
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Rayne, Olivia
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ISBN-13 9781785038990
ISBN-10 1785038990
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint Ebury Press
Publication Date 24 January 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Rayne, Olivia
Category True Crime
Number of Pages 336
Dimensions Width: 126mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 21mm
Weight 229g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Child abuse, Control Psychology
NBS Text True Crime
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 362.76092
Catalogue Code 957933

Description of this Book

What do you do when the person you?re meant to trust the most in the world is the one trying to destroy you? 'It was about control. Any time she felt like she was losing control over me, that?s when it escalated.?Ever since she can remember Becky has been afraid. Growing up in a deeply troubled family, her home was a place of suffering. Behind closed doors she was subjected to cruelty and humiliation at the hands of the one person who should have loved and protected her - Sylvia, her mother. Unbeknown to Becky until adulthood, Sylvia displayed all the signs of being a psychopath, whilst giving the illusion of normalcy to the outside world. Becky grew up feeling worthless, invisible and frightened. Even when she found the courage to cut ties, Sylvia found ways to destroy and control Becky?s life with a campaign of abuse, including unwelcome and distressing phone calls, emails and letters. Now, Becky has come to terms with her past and gives a fascinating and gut-wrenching insight into what it?s like to live your life with a psychopathic parent.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Olivia Rayne works for a global marketing agency, where she takes pride in championing the women around her. A firm believer in the idea that your past pain is not what defines you, she hopes 'My Mother, The Psychopath' will raise awareness of the insidious nature of psychological parental abuse. She is also hopeful that her story will help people in similar situations, reminding them that they possess the strength to break free, as she did. Olivia lives on the sunny South Coast with her lovely cat and even lovelier boyfriend.

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