Anna Motz is one of the most internationally acclaimed forensic psychotherapists at work today. For more than three decades she has treated women imprisoned for violent crimes. With candor, compassion, insight and a clear-eyed perspective Anna introduces us to eleven ordinary women who came to commit extraordinary acts, examining the fault lines that led to their crimes, and the sometimes perilous journey both therapist and patient take towards recovery.
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 218 x 140 x 30 mm
Clear eyed and compassionate, Anna Motz's expertise as a national and international commentator on female violence makes this a powerful read, which is moving in its compassion and hopeful in its message that it is possible to break the connection between trauma and violence
A fascinating book bursting with humanity. A LOVE THAT KILLS reminds us all that a wrong decision can change everything and teaches us not to judge without first understanding. What a tour de force
In this compelling book, Anna Motz, one of the most experienced of the world's forensic psychologists, examines complex criminal cases involving women. Insightful, brilliant and illuminating, she reveals the unspoken truth about women and violence
A fascinating look at shocking crimes, which peels back the uneasy and destructive relationship we have to the very idea of women and violence. An important book which exposes these truths in the same way that THREE WOMEN did for female sexuality
Judicious, compassionate, gripping, A LOVE THAT KILLS takes us on a journey into women's violence and the ways in which honed instincts and therapeutic knowledge allow a forensic psychologist to work with the hardest of cases. I couldn't put it down
Combining deep professional expertise with compelling writing, this is an essential read for anyone who wants to better understand why women commit the most extreme crimes. At times harrowing, Anna Motz's account is above all compassionate, an argument for why empathy and understanding are the key to breaking generational cycles of violence
Based on thirty years of practical experience of working with violent women, Anna Motz's extraordinary book is a visceral assault on the senses and rebuts almost everything that we have come to believe about women who kill and commit the most appalling of violent crimes
I love this book. Motz is undaunted by the dark depths of life and my heart raced while reading it. She's courageous, compassionate and honest. Each chapter allows for surprising twists and turns in the nuances of human experiences and the pain of relationships. It's a riveting and fascinating book that's edifying and necessary. Motz explores heartbreaking agony and horror with respect and curiosity, and brings personalities and hidden stories to life
A LOVE THAT KILLS is fascinating, not only about women who commit violence, how so many of them have been subject to abuse themselves, but also on therapy as giving a "sense of home, being kept in mind". Always: we need a politics of care.