"While My Daddy is a Hero summarizes the events leading up to and including the crimes themselves, the text stays away from the salacious details that many other outlets have zeroed in on. More importantly to me, this book makes it clear that the blame for the crimes lies solely with the murderer, Chris Watts. I've found other commentaries on this case focus too sharply on Shanann's personality flaws, even to the point of character assassination and outright victim blaming. That's not the case here." Read All The Crime
"An amazing and insightful read." - Dr. Pamela Brewer, host of, Mynd Talk
"A very interesting read and it's unlike any true crime book you'll read, because it comes at it from a completely different angle. Not a journalistic standpoint, but a therapeutic standpoint, and I learned a lot as a lay person." Brian Vakulskas, host of Having Read That
This is a well written and truly riveting story presented in such a way that you felt you were intimately connected with everyone involved. I could not put this book down as Derhally tackled the most upsetting question of "Why?" in a factual account of what happened in the Chris Watts case. She combined it with an enlightening exploration of the differences between narcissism, sociopaths and psychopaths in such a way, it left you with concrete information to base your own opinion on what drives people to do what they do. The red flags are a must read in order to assist each of us in recognizing dysfunctional patterns of behaviors and how to protect ourselves from being a victim.
~Susan Krebs, author of ES Thinking: Extraordinary Living Through Ego Spirit Thinking
"This is a True Crime book that's extremely well written." Bizarre Brunette Blog
MY DADDY IS A HERO is a well researched and compelling book. I think readers who are intrigued by true crime stories will find the first portion especially captivating due to the extensive details of the story. The analysis will appeal more to those who seek motivation and reasoning behind a seemingly baffling crime. The book held my attention and interest all the way through, and I recommend it to those readers who were transfixed, as I was, by this horrific crime. - Roses are Blue Blog
An insightful analysis of the Watts case from a licensed therapist who answers the questions that still linger...May this powerful book serve as a warning to women for many years to come."
~Bonnie Hearn Hill, author of The River Below
Lena Derhally is a licensed psychotherapist certified in Imago Relationship Therapy. She specializes in relationships and sees individuals and couples with a variety of issues. She has published numerous articles in The Washington Post and Huffington Post. She has also been interviewed for a variety of publications as an expert, including Self Magazine and Glamour Magazine. She is the co-host of a psychology podcast, Sessions with Bob and Lena and is a public speaker. In her spare time, when she is not spending time with her family and friends, she enjoys being a clinical instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the George Washington School of Medicine where she mentors medical students. She is also very passionate about raising money and awareness for children with trauma who have been afflicted by war.
--This text refers to the paperback