'Enthralling and terrifying. The Dark Side of the Mind is a chilling glimpse into a world of miscreants, monsters and the misunderstood.' Professor Dame Sue Black, author of the Sunday Times bestseller All That Remains
'A stunning, insightful, provocative piece of work. Wonderfully written and full of honesty. A powerful excavation of the world of a forensic psychologist.' Barbara Machin, creator and writer of Waking The Dead
'Kerry Daynes delves into the minds of psychopaths in a fascinating memoir.' Katya Edwards, Daily Mail
'Daynes offers fascinating insights into what makes criminals tick and how they might be more effectively treated. Her book is funny, wise and thoroughly gripping.' Jake Kerridge, writer and critic
'Grimly fascinating - a timely and gripping exploration of mental health issues in the criminal justice system from an author intimately acquainted with its dark heart.' Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange
'Kerry Daynes writes with knowledgeable insight on a side of people - and the criminal system that purports to treat them - that many would prefer to leave alone. The humour and psychological skills that have enabled her survival shine through.' Jessica Fellowes, author of The Mitford Murders
Welcome to the world of the forensic psychologist, where the people you meet are wildly unpredictable and often frightening.
The job: to delve into the psyche of convicted men and women to try to understand what lies behind their often brutal actions.
Follow in the footsteps of Kerry Daynes, one of the most sought-after forensic psychologists in the business and consultant on major police investigations.
Kerry's job has taken her to the cells of maximum-security prisons, police interview rooms, the wards of secure hospitals and the witness box of the court room.
Her work has helped solve a cold case, convict the guilty and prevent a vicious attack.
Spending every moment of your life staring into the darker side of life comes with a price. Kerry's frank memoir gives an unforgettable insight into the personal and professional dangers in store for a female psychologist working with some of the most disturbing men and women.
If you enjoyed Unnatural Causes, When the Dogs Don't Bark and Prison Doctor you'll love Kerry's gripping account of her experience as a forensic psychologist.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
As one of Britain’s leading forensic psychologists, Kerry Daynes is an expert on the most disturbing extremes of human behaviour. Her fascinating memoir revisits notable cases from her 20-year career, analysing what drives people to commit horrific crimes. Even when touching on the complexities of science, medicine and the law, Daynes is consistently easy to read and entertaining. Her sharp sense of humour and skill at revealing unexpected twists in a case suggest she’d make a very good novelist. This isn’t a book that relies on shock value though: Daynes sensitively explores problems with how society and law regards victims and offenders. The Dark Side of the Mind is a valuable addition to the conversation about mental health.
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Fascinating and fantastic
Brilliant read. Written in a way that the non-professional can understand, no complicated medical jargon! Couldn’t put it down! Thank you.
Enthralling & emotional
Having read the book sample, I was counting the days until I could read the whole thing. It made me cry, laugh, think & pick my chin up off the floor - usually all within the same chapter! The author is refreshingly, brutally honest, not only about her professional cases, opinions & career, but also her personal life - & all aspects covered are equally gripping. The writing style is accessible, with appropriate humour alongside the heart wrenching true-life stories, & a fascinating insight from the author on the psychology industry & the criminal & legal systems affecting both criminals & the work of the forensic psychologists who assess them. I really can’t praise this book highly enough!