My Mother, the Psychopath My Mother, the Psychopath

My Mother, the Psychopath

Growing up in the shadow of a monster

    • 4.4 • 81 Ratings
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Publisher Description

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

‘When people met her they thought how lovely she was, this attractive woman with a beautiful laugh. But she was one person in public and another behind closed doors. Who would she be today? The loving mother? The trusted teacher? The monster destroying my life?’

Olivia has been afraid ever since she can remember. 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.

While appearing completely normal to the outside world, Josephine displayed all the signs of being a psychopath – unbeknown to her daughter until adulthood – and Olivia grew up feeling scared, worthless and exploited. Even when she found the courage to cut ties, her mother found new ways to manipulate and deceive, attempting to destroy her life with a vicious campaign of abuse.

Now Olivia has come to terms with her past and gives a fascinating, harrowing and deeply unsettling insight into what it’s like growing up with a psychopathic parent.

Biographies & Memoirs
January 24
Ebury Publishing
The Random House Group Limited

Customer Reviews

Carmel Pars ,

My mother the psychopath

This is a story of real life and how we deal with it. Psychopaths walk among us and can be our mother or friend. Olive finds herself and grows her strength and resolve to be a healthy person. Her story is so inspirational to all who find themselves in any relationship that will destroy you. Get help and get out. You are worth your own life. You deserve your own life. Find it and keep it.

Cajzz ,

I think her mom left a review

Great insight. As someone with a mother with a antisocial personality disorder, it was validating to read her experience. Hilarious how one of the main reviews of this reads exactly the same as letters from her mother. Interesting.

Hododbod ,

Compulsively Readable - 6 Stars

If only every book could stir so much thought, emotion and anticipation! It’s a real life horror story that reads like a work of fiction with thrilling, edge-of-your-seat suspense. Good for Olivia getting the thoughts, feelings and facts on paper and exposing a past that could’ve broken her, would’ve broken most, but propelled her forward! A haunting read by a brave woman- a triumph!

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