BOOK | Operation Lighthouse

Reflections on our Family’s Devastating Story of Coercive Control and Domestic Homicide

Luke and Ryan Hart - 2018

Orion Publishing Group, Limited

ISBN – 9781841883397

A devastating story of coercive control and domestic homicide. Why would an ‘ordinary’ father murder his family? On 19 July 2016, Claire and Charlotte Hart were murdered in broad daylight, by the family’s father using a sawn-off shotgun. He then committed suicide. Luke and Ryan Hart, the two surviving sons, open up about their experiences growing up and the circumstances surrounding the murders. They hope to highlight the patterns of behaviour in coercive control and its deadly consequences, improving public awareness and leading to informed discussion on domestic abuse.