Tuesday, December 13, 2011

BOOK REVIEW: Web Of Lies by Sarah Tate

Web Of Lies:  My Life With A Narcissist is an Auto-Biographical Memoir.

Sarah Tate has just moved to a new country to begin her new job.  One week into her new surroundings she meets, Bill, a co-worker who befriends her and makes her feel comfortable.

Bill attends to Sarah's every need, making her feel important and special.  Though Bill was much older and not her type, she is drawn to his charismatic character and soon finds herself drawn into his web.

From the onset of the relationship, Sarah feels something isn't right, but ignores those feelings for the magic that Bill surrounds her with.  Her courtship has swept her off her feet and before she realizes it, Bill has become her husband and father of her children.

After the "honeymoon" is over, Bill's true colours begin to appear and Sarah is wrapped up in his emotional and physical abuse, unsure where to run and who to turn to.  Bill has manipulated everything that Sarah once held true, leaving her feeling blind in the sunlight.

After much torture, Sarah finally manages to find the strength to walk away from the nightmare she found herself living.  With much determination she rebuilds her and her children's lives over but at what cost to her psyche and her soul?

I thought this was a very heart-wrenching story to read, knowing this truly happened to Sarah.  The story is shared in a very easy to read manner, quickly drawing the reader into the nightmare that unfolds.

I truly felt for Sarah and the struggles she had to endure as well as, the psychological trauma, it makes the reader cringe with the knowing, believing each of the words written and shared.  It truly blows my mind that human beings can behave in such a manner.

I was appalled to learn of the outcome of Bill's second wife, my heart cried for her pain and suffering.  As soon as I read the prologue, I knew what kind of read it was going to be and mentally prepared myself for the mental anguish I was about to peruse.

I would give Web Of Lies a five out of five stars.  The personal way in which the story is shared quickly places the reader in the situations occurring.  You will find yourself yelling at Sarah to "Get Out NOW!" as the story continues to unfold and sometimes the drama that unfolds is quite gripping.  If you have highly attuned empathic abilities, please be forewarned, you WILL feel Sarah's plight and the energy received will be hard to ground.

Web of Lies takes you on an emotional roller-coaster, experienced through the eyes of Sarah Tate, an intelligent, young newcomer to Switzerland who is swept off her feet by an older, more experienced company manager. Within weeks of their meeting, Bill impresses her with a courtship vastly unusual in modern times. He lures Sarah with his intellect along with numerous gifts, expensive restaurants, and trips to luxury hotels. Sarah, who is searching for not only love but security, quickly finds herself falling for the worldly but sensitive and caring man Bill represents himself to be. In Web of Lies, she describes the highs and the lows of what it is like to be involved with a person with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, how to come to terms with the abuse, and most importantly, how to escape.

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