WHAT READERS ARE SAYING:
★★★★★ "I was immediately hooked!"
★★★★★ "I couldn't put it down!!!"
★★★★★ "So raw & real. I blew through over 2/3 of it in one sitting."
★★★★★ "Allison K. Dagney does an excellent job bringing the reader into the world of narcissistic abuse."
★★★★★ "This book had me feeling, anger, fear, frustration, excitement and above all, a great sense of compassion."
★★★★★ "A very heart-felt and emotional read."
“What I love about this book is the way that Dagney takes the reader along the journey from stumbling blindly through a problematic marriage to reclaiming herself and her narrative. This is a very honest, relatable account. I particularly love the way the narrator continues to see herself as, essentially, helpless and hopeless even when her behaviour is already that of an extraordinarily resourceful woman. I believe that it will help readers to evaluate their own story in a more helpful – even inspirational – light.”
This book will be on your mind long after you’ve finished reading it!
When Tears Leave Scars is a gripping read. I had to keep reminding myself, "This is a memoir, not a work of fiction!" Narcissists and manipulators are very crafty at worming their way into your head. The author uncovers how this plays out, subtly, and deviously, over time. All women should read this book, as a warning, so they know better, early in the game, not to be pulled into this web of lies.
Before reading When Tears Leave Scars, I was always aware that emotional abuse existed. This book gave me a very detailed account of how kind and loving people can get swept up in the gradual, daily, psychological abuse of being under a narcissistic influence. Narcissistic behavior is more prevalent than realized. Psychological abuse is a direct path of gaslighting and it is just as, if not more so, damaging as physical abuse. Allison K. Dagney does an excellent job bringing the reader into the world of narcissistic abuse. This book had me feeling, anger, fear, frustration, excitement and above all, a great sense of compassion. It is always a welcomed read when you can come away with hope and confidence that there is surviving after victimization. I give it 5 STARS!
When I started reading When Tears Leave Scars, I was immediately hooked! In the beginning I was sad for Allison and the situation she was in, but it was so amazing to watch her growth and strength throughout the book. I am impressed with her ability to be vulnerable and share such a traumatic and personal experience. Oftentimes we think of abuse in just the verbal or physical sense, but I am learning that emotional abuse is very real and problematic. The writing style and details instantly got me interested and I couldn't put it down!!! I would recommend this book to everyone I know.
When Tears Leave Scars is a very heart-felt and emotional read. I grew up dealing with this type of abusive person and I still am. This book evoked lots of anger and brought up feelings of sympathy, empathy, jealousy and hurt from my own personal experiences. The author's view of the abuse, from the inside, was what I enjoyed most, and I would recommend this book to just about anyone! Allison K. Dagney does an excellent job of bringing the reader into the world of emotional abuse and shows the world how this type of pain never goes away.