Look, I know that abuse is a complex web of cause and effect, and that often it’s not quite as simple as just asking for help from friends or family.
In Secret Smile, Brendan is a magnificent con artist who totally isolates his victims and then chips away at their defenses one by one while they…
"While attending her friend David's birthday party at an ice skating rink, Miranda Cotton meets the handsome Brendan Block. Ten days into their relationship, Miranda arrives home to find that Brendan has let himself in and has gone through her belongings (such as her teenage diary). Miranda promptly ends the relationship, causing Brendan to storm out of her flat after verbally abusing her..."