Maike was twenty-one when police broke the devastating news her father had taken his own life. Not only that, but he also left behind a confession stating he had sexually abused her. Although painfully aware of her father’s troubled life, she loved him and had no conscious memory of any abuse.
In turmoil, she spent the next twenty years trying to uncover the truth. Had he broken her trust in the worst way imaginable, was it a symptom of his mental anguish or had he constructed a story to make her hate him so her loss might be more manageable?
Through deeply personal counselling sessions, extensive research, yoga and meditation she explored the darkest reaches of her subconscious and unearthed ‘memories’ long buried yet emerged enlightened and at peace.
Douglas Wight is the author or ghostwriter of fifteen non-fiction books, most recently Son of Escobar (Ad Lib, 2020) an Amazon number 1 bestseller, The Bad Room (Harper Element, 2020), Into the Bear Pit (Arena Sport, 2020) and Against My Will (Harper Element, 2020).
His previous books include The Laundry Man (Penguin, 2012), the memoir of Ken Rijock, a Miami-based money launderer for Colombian drug smugglers; the autobiography of Olympic gold medal winning hockey player Sam Quek (White Owl, 2018), which was long-listed for the Telegraph Sports Autobiography of the Year 2019; Unforgivable (...
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Maike was born in the Netherlands, when she was four, her family relocated to England.
After training as an actor she worked in theatre, television and radio before going on to work for NAPAC (National Association of People Abused in Childhood), Witness Against Abuse by health and social care workers as an advocacy and support worker and for Relate as a couple and young people’s counsellor.
Following the births of her 3 children Maike trained as a yoga teacher. Now teaching Vinyasa Flow and Chair Yoga. Additionally, she runs her own company MYKA Yoga, whi...
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