Author(s): Sandra Horley
One in four women will experience domestic violence; the incidence of violence on dates (not including rape) is increasing. Sandra Horley draws on over 20 years supporting abused women to provide an insight into the reality behind the mask of the charming man. The book's aim is to show women they are not alone and to help them walk away from the confusing, dangerous situation they find themselves in. "This book was a true revelation. Not only did I realise I was not alone but it helped make sense of what I had been experiencing and why. There is no other way to describe this book other than it made me strong enough to change my life." (Sheryl Gascoigne). "I have no doubt that Power and Control will show thousands of women that they are not alone and encourage them to take the first step." (Cherie Booth, QC).
Sandra Horley has been Chief Executive of Refuge for over 20 years, and was awarded the OBE for services to the protection of women and children. Born in Ontario, Canada, she started working with abused and homeless women in Wolverhampton. She is involved in the training of police, health, housing and social workers and has advised high-profile TV and radio shows on their storylines, including Eastenders and The Archers.