If Unspeakable Truths and Happy Endings has a weakness, it is the author's discussion of therapy. Coffey is a nonprofessional writing for survivors, families, therapists, and interested readers, a large and diverse audience. Consequently, her discussion of treatment is general and somewhat bland. She says little more than that good, respectful therapy is necessary. Coffey does manage, however, to leave us with a compelling definition of recovery: "the integration of the reprieve of survival along with the horror of trauma." Her honest discussion of human cruelty helps all of us with that much-needed integration.