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The Dark Side of the Mind

True Stories from My Life as a Forensic Psychologist
Narrated by: Sara Poyzer
Length: 7 hrs and 54 mins
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Summary

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 My Life With Murderers, you'll love Kerry's gripping account of her experience as a forensic psychologist.

©2019 Kerry Daynes (P)2019 Octopus Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"Enthralling and terrifying in equal amounts. A chilling glimpse into a world unseen by so many and perhaps for very good reasons. Kerry guides us gently, but firmly, through her incredible world of miscreants, monsters and the misunderstood." (Professor Dame Sue Black, Britain's leading forensic anthropologist and author of the Sunday Times best seller All That Remains

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Yay, totally human, flaws and all

Love this, sadly it her only book so far, I hope her publisher rea!ises what an absolute gem this is and gets more books!! This seems honest, open and humorous, yes it's a serious subject but like all who work in the emergency services you have to laugh, and the author is honest about this. I absolutely love this book and if you have even a passing interest in the legal systen, criminology or psychology then I highly recommend this to you.

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Worthwhile purchase

I found the narrator irritating throughout, however the content more than makes up for this.

Heartfelt descriptions of the conditions in which those of us working in mental health deal with daily and the harrowing tales of the individuals we serve with a view to recovery.

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  • Eoin O Beara
  • 20-07-19

Great book

Being a student psychologist, I really enjoyed this book. It is not for the faint hearted, as it goes into graphic detail from the start, but that is part of the story.