This is a timely book. Disputes about the veracity of memories of sexual abuse have caused great divisions within the psychotherapeutic professional community and have made many practitioners hesitant to treat individuals complaining of sexual abuse for fear of malpractice suits. Whenever therapists quarrel, patients suffer. Courtois has produced a book that carefully details the information and data informing all sides of this controversy, while aiming to tread a middle ground in both her analyses and treatment approaches. She does so admirably.