Presenting some groundbreaking ideas, this book prompts a radical reappraisal of how we think about and understand male intimate abuse and violence. This book uncovers the layers of covert tactics which men employ to establish and maintain control over their intimate partner. By deepening our understanding of what is going on the author suggests that we can develop a more efficient and consistent response to the issue.
In short, this book is a MUST READ for any person working in the area of partner abuse, and indeed, for ALL women, to alert them to the clinical, remorseless and utterly imperceptible way in which skilled abusers operate, right from the very first encounter. Hennessy grounds his book in clinical experience, and uses effective case studies to illustrate and deepen points. The book raises many questions, and while Hennessy does not pretend to have all the answers, he at least shining a light and pointing the way. Quite simply, this is an important book; and at the risk of being repetitious, it is a must-read.
~Barry Higgins-The Irish Social Worker