Check out the book, Manipulated Lives by H.A. Leuschel and the review of the book from the Portobello Book blog
Manipulated Lives is quite different from my usual kind of read and probably not one I would have come across had the author not contacted me and asked if I would like to read it. I am glad she did as I found it quite a thought-provoking read. Helene also took part in an author spotlight on the blog last year which you can read here.
Manipulated Lives is a collection of five novellas with a common theme. In each story, there is a character who is either a manipulator or has been manipulated in some way. The manipulators are all kinds of people: parent, lover, boyfriend, child. And all appear to be normal everyday people. The story which spoke to me most was The Spell, the story of a woman beginning a relationship with a single father and his son Leo. As a reader it was clear that something…
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