I will never forget how cold the shotgun barrel felt against my forehead. It was my first day in the apartment I shared with my abusive boyfriend. He was holding a double-barreled shot-gun to my head and saying if I moved out, he would kill everyone I cared about. I looked him in the eye and said, You may as well pull the trigger w. He spit on me, kicked me and said, Oh , you don't get off that easy. I've only just begun to play with you. And the game was on. In The Pits of Hell, the author takes you into the world of domestic violence and reveals the mind games these abusers play. She uncovers the strategies abusers use to gain power and control over their victims. Her story gives you vital information that can save your life or the life of someone you love. The index in the back directs you to real-life examples of the abuser's pattern of behavior, making it easier to identify and avoid a potential abuser.