Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Manipulated Lives by H.A. Leuschel. Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on the tour! Check out my review and be sure to enter the giveaway!
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.
I had been looking forward to reading this book as soon as it came up on tour. Manipulated Lives is a fascinating collection of 5 novellas that delve deeply into the psychology of how manipulation can really ruin lives.
I’m not sure what my favorite story was. Possibly Tattoos, but honestly, each story was unique and thought provoking. H.A. Leuschel clearly did massive amounts of research into psychology because this felt very real. I could feel the passion and the interesting connections throughout the stories. Fabulously written novel.
Manipulated Lives makes you think. The stories are emotional, strong and fascinating. We see into the minds of the manipulated and the manipulators. The psychology feels spot on and I am really glad I had the opportunity to read it!
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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