Shortlist year: 
2020
Shortlist category: 
Non-fiction
Published by: 
Black Inc.

About the book

'See What You Made Me Do: Power, Control and Domestic Abuse' by Jess Hill

Domestic abuse is a national emergency: one in four Australian women has experienced violence from a man she was intimate with. Too often we ask the wrong question: why didn't she leave? We should be asking: why did he do it?

Jess Hill puts perpetrators—and the systems that enable them—in the spotlight. Combining forensic research with riveting storytelling, 'See What You Made Me Do' radically rethinks how to confront the crisis of fear and abuse in our homes. Critically, it shows that we can drastically reduce domestic violence—not in generations to come, but today.