At the age of 26, Tina Swithin was swept off her feet by a modern-day Prince Charming. Married just one year later, Tina soon discovered that there was something seriously wrong with her fairy tale. The marriage was filled with lies, deception, fraud, and many tears. Tina was left in an utter state of confusion. This wasn't the man that she married - was it?
I have mixed feelings about the book, the writer gives a clear description of her experience some of which resonated with me and helped me to reflect on my own experience, other's, not so much. While I have no wish to re-victimise the writer I did honestly get the sense that some parts of the story were dramatised or embellished, for example an account of a pool accident describes how her 7 year old (if I recall correctly?) daughter counted each gulp of water as she desperately tried to keep herself and her sister afloat, I found that implausible, in another part the writer discusses an entry in her daughter's diary, which I didn't feel needed to be shared publicly. All in all it was light on advice, but really helped me a lot and just 'nice' (though nothing nice about narcissism) to know other people are going through similar experiences and you're not alone.