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The book that changed the conversation about domestic violence—award-winning journalist Rachel Louise Snyder’s No Visible Bruises exposes the scope of America’s hidden epidemic through the real stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements across the country. Snyder’s urgent, immersive account disproves the most common, progress-stalling myths—that if things were bad enough, victims would just leave; that shelter is an adequate response; and, most insidiously, that domestic violence is a private matter rather than a public crisis. Hailed as “extraordinary” (New York Times), “compulsively readable” (Washington Post), and “gut-wrenching, required reading” (Esquire), No Visible Bruises unearths the real roots of intimate partner terrorism, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it.
“A seminal and breathtaking account of why home is the most dangerous place to be a woman . . . A tour de force.” —Eve Ensler