Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delight

I read and reviewed this book a few weeks ago. Have you read it yet? What are you waiting for? Run out and download it today. You won’t be sorry

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This is the third book I’ve read by South African author, Jo Robinson, and the third one I’ve enjoyed immensely.  While this is an extremely gripping novel with entertainment value, Robinson clearly intends it to be a wake-up call for women who are trapped in an intimidating and debilitating relationship with a narcissistic husband, and face the long, terrifying road which leads out of it into a “normal”, healthy life.

Donna is an adult with a grown, independent daughter, Shelley, and a husband who provides her with a grand country house, and an extravagant lifestyle.  To acquaintances, it appears to be an idyllic life.  Donna has everything anyone could want — except a truly loving, appreciative husband.  Marco has never physically struck her, but is a master at inflicting mental torture and hurtful humiliation in other ways.  He obsessively controls her — searches her handbag, scrolls through her phone…

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One thought on “Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delight

  1. This is an excellent book with a lot of insight into this issue. In Donna’s case, things ended well, and that won’t happen with every situation. However, I think part of the idea of the book is to get help and get out of the destructive relationship, and that your chances of having a normal life if you do so are much better.

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