Manipulated Lives

Manipulated Lives

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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. Author Interview:

Why did you write Manipulated Lives?
I decided to write the book, after witnessing first-hand the psychological damage that a narcissistic manipulator did to a close relative. Most manipulators are very shrewd, and research shows that it's all too easy for a person to fall under their subtle control, with many victims not even realizing this. I didn't want to write a self-help book as such, but short fictional psychological thrillers, that would hopefully not only be compelling to read, but would highlight the tell-tale signs of narcissistic abuse and its consequences via fictional true to life scenarios.

Who would want to read this book?
Manipulated Lives would appeal to people who have experienced narcissistic abuse or know someone who is possibly under the threat of being drawn into a toxic relationship. I've also been told by readers that it made them question their own relationships...could they have a partner, family member, friend or work colleague manipulating them? It would also appeal to readers with an interest in psychology and personality disorders in particular, as well as fans of psychological thrillers.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 127 x 203 x 15mm | 299g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1534708979
  • 9781534708976

About H a Leuschel

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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4 48% (65)
3 15% (20)
2 1% (1)
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