Kerry Daynes, leading forensic psychologist, opens up the case files of some of her most perplexing clients to uncover what lies buried behind some of the most extreme and disturbing behaviour.
Whether she is dealing with a young murderer who says he has heard voices telling him to kill, a teacher who daubs children in red paint, or an aspiring serial killer who faints at the sight of blood, Kerry’s quest is to delve beyond the classic question asked of her profession: ‘Are they mad or are they bad?’
In her new book, Kerry provides an unflinching, enlightening and provocative insight into the minds of her clients, shedding light on the root causes of their behaviour and challenging our notions about who, and what, is dangerous.
This is a book of true stories told by a leading forensic psychologist and a book that I found interesting. The start of the book lays out what a forensic psychologist’s job entails and then each chapter is a different story that Kerry has to work out if that person is mad, bad or just misunderstood. It was clever how the story is written as you feel as though you are stepping into Kerry’s shoes. It was quite an eye opening experience but I felt as though I learnt things that I never would of known if I had not of read this book. I think it is important to make people aware of these situations with this kind of true stories book, I mean there are plenty of TV shows that show this kind of thing but I feel with a book you are getting the extra detail. I found it an engaging read.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
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