Abrahams' book is an important and highly engaging contribution to the domestic violence literature both in the UK and internationally. It should be commended both for its close attention to the details of women's everyday lives and its salient warnings about the structural barriers to the important recovery work in which refuges play a pivotal role.
Australian Social Work
With quotes from women woven throughout the book, insights are offered into the fear, loss, conflict, and hope experienced by women living in refuges, as well as the roles that refuges and refuge support workers play in women's journey through and beyond domestic violence. This is a useful book for anyone wishing to better understand the impact of domestic violence.
The Domestic Abuse Quarterly
This book provides a start reminder of the courage and strength of women who survive in abusive relationships and those who leave. This book combines theoretical perspectives with actual feedback from women and workers in a way that is accessible, informative and constructive. Essential reading for anyone involved in this field, whether it be direct service provision, referrals, service commissioning and funding or any other variation.