Meg Whitelaw’s story started in the seventies when she was born into a single-parent family. She was raised in a working class, conservative community at a time when single-parent mothers were socially unacceptable. She keenly felt the hostility of her peers.
When a seemingly charming male entered her life at the age of eleven, she believed that fortune had smiled down on them. Never did she imagine that their saviour was a narcissistic abuser who was to subject them to a long reign of psychological tyranny, which they came to know as cohesive control.
Her story is one of survival despite crushing rejection and the pain of betrayal.
A girl grows up in poverty with a single-parent mother in a deprived, ’70s mining town. She is faced with the bigotry of peers and teachers alike but things take a turn for the worse when her mum meets a local man who turns out to be a controlling, narcissistic abuser.The girl, unable to fit in wi...