Dr. Domenici does a superb job detailing the lives of around a dozen characters and how their interactions helped shape their personal psyches and those around them. It is a heart-wrenching story of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, yet it is also a blueprint of how love, understanding, and personal ties can save someone from personal demons.
This book was an emotionally difficult read, and those who have been abused will find a part of their own story in this one. For anyone who has done coursework in psychology, "Lies That Bind" should be a must-read book.
I would highly recommend this book to any parents of teens, particularly if the teen has expressed questions or difficulties with sexual orientation.