Stalker Poison

A Safety Guide for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence and Stalking

Non-Fiction - Self Help
318 Pages
Reviewed on 10/18/2019
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Reviewed by Astrid Iustulin for Readers' Favorite

Being the victim of a stalker is one of the worst things that can happen to you. A stalker not only takes away your freedom and sense of security but is a serious threat to your life and the lives of your loved ones. Usually, books about stalking offer advice that is difficult to follow for one reason or another. Shaun Edward Sundahl’s Stalker Poison: A Safety Guide for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence and Stalking is different from other books because it aims at empowering victims. It offers them affordable resources and clear explanations of the laws and examines news and different methods of stalking. Sundahl tackles all the most significant topics, dividing them into well-researched chapters.

Sundahl has a long experience as a police officer and private investigator. His knowledge makes Stalker Poison a valuable resource. Furthermore, the author makes it clear that he sought the help of experts to have a perspective as broad as possible. Statistics and events described in the book are disturbing, but awareness will direct the efforts of the victims towards solutions that could save lives. In this case, knowledge is really power. The continual encouragement to victims to act is one of the major benefits of Stalker Poison. It is impossible to discuss every single case, but Sundahl offers valuable tips to keep victims safe. He warns about what you should do at home and work, suggests escape plans, and even explains legal issues and cyberstalking. Suggestions and strategies are well-considered, and the examples that support them are enlightening. In short, Stalker Poison guides the victims of stalking step by step in their fight. Its pragmatic advice will certainly help them during a difficult time.

Mamta Madhavan

Stalker Poison: A Safety Guide for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence and Stalking by Shaun Edward Sundahl tackles the subject of stalking and cyberstalking. This guide makes readers aware and gives them information to equip themselves before obtaining legal or professional advice. The book is also written for those readers who have had an intimate relationship with a stalker and gives techniques and tips on how to deal with the situation. Stalking is dangerous and should not be taken lightly, and it is important to seek help if stalking or intimate partner violence is causing problems in life.

The author's approach to speaking about this relevant topic will help many readers who find themselves experiencing domestic violence and stalking from intimate partners. He speaks about the subject extensively and methodically, giving readers methods of gathering physical evidence of stalking and the stalker. The book also looks into the psyche of the stalker and how behavioral health issues have an impact on stalking cases. The stories shared in the book throw light on how stalkers can invade one's personal space. Reading this book will give readers a lot of valuable information on how to take care of themselves and protect themselves from these stalkers. This is definitely good advice about getting away from stalkers who are harmful. For readers who feel they might become victims, this book will give them confidence and new ways to empower and protect themselves.

K.C. Finn

Stalker Poison: A Safety Guide for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence and Stalking is a work of non fiction and self help guidance, penned by author Shaun Edward Sundahl. Written for adult readers due to sensitive material and a straightforward discussion of violence and invasive behavior, this professional and informative guide seeks to help victims of violence to get out of their cycle, but also ensure their own personal safety after escaping from those conditions. The work is also edited by experts who have personal experience of violence as well as law workers and an author who trains investigators in the art of security and safety.

Taking back control is a strong and inspirational theme throughout this informative work of non-fiction, but the tone of hope and confidence comes from a strong emphasis on the hard, intelligent work required to ensure a safe life away from stalkers and abusive partners. Author Shaun Edward Sundahl writes with fluid prose and a direct approach to the narration, providing hard evidence to support the strong advice given in the book. The volume is also extremely well organized, taking readers through different relatable experiences towards the necessary moves that are made in order to escape and maintain safety after breaking away from violence. I particularly liked the inclusion of other types of personal invasion like cyberstalking and how to deal with those issues in the modern world of information. Overall, Stalker Poison: A Safety Guide for Women Experiencing Domestic Violence and Stalking is an essential and informative guide that is sure to help many people.