... Most importantly she illustrates through the case studies how survivors use their resilience, skills and intelligence to become mature, successful adults - seemingly against the odds.
This is not a book you should expect to read cover to cover – it can be read in separate sections. It’s for anyone who really wants to understand more about some of the most chequered aspects of human existence - for them it is a book that can be highly recommended.
... The book therefore provides not only moving first person accounts but the chance for the reader to be actively involved in creating their own story.
Our human difficulties in dealing with the reality of trauma have always existed and sadly will continue.
However, books that unpack secrecy, like this, aid our task to confront the reality of secret trauma.
Dr Valerie Sinason