Monday, May 11, 2009

A Dance with the Devil

A Dance with the Devil: A True Story of Marriage to a Psychopath by Barbara Bentley

Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425221180
ISBN-13: 978-0425221181

There is evil in the world and it is walking around on two legs, with no other objective than to destroy lives. Bentley, a first time memoirist, opens up her 14 year nightmare in hopes of helping other people escape her experience. It is truly horrific to delve into the minds and motives of the sickly deranged people in our society.

The problem with psychopaths is that initial reactions to these people are typically good. Bentley's husband appeared to be intelligent, heartwarming person, but the minute she was snagged in their snare, the manipulative behavior begins to surface. Draining her bank account, habitual lies, and eventually an attempt on her life, Bentley was able to escape and break free of the bonds cast by her husband.

This is an engrossing book and hard to put down. I highly recommend this book, especially to women (and men) in abusive relationships.

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