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The Devil You Know: Looking out for the psycho in your life

Kerry Daynes, Jessica Fellowes

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Prose: non-fiction, Self-help & personal development

How to spot the psycho in your life

How many times have you despaired about how to handle your psycho boss or listened to your friend talk about how their dream date turned out to be a bit of a psychopath It's far from just a turn of phrase, psychopaths aren't all serial killers or criminals as you might expect, they are seemingly ordinary people too. In fact around 3% of the general population have strong psychopathic tendencies.

The devil you know may be in disguise. So how do you know if someone close to hand isn't quite who they seem The psycho in your life could be your lover, your child, your colleague, your friend or the hot new date you've met on the internet. In The Devil You Know, forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes explains the psyche of a psychopath, she reveals the behavioural traits they share in common and she gives advice on how to handle them - or better still, how to avoid them at all costs.

Using research and high profile case studies, The Devil You Know will help you spot the psycho in your life.

The only question is: can you afford not to read this book

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Kerry Daynes

Kerry Daynes is a registered Consultant Forensic Psychologist with over twenty years' experience of working on the frontline of forensic psychology. She was often invited to act as psychological specialist in major police investigations and as a trusted advisor to the British government regarding the safe management of high-risk individuals. Part of her day job still involves acting as an expert witness in court, for parole boards and training the police. But rather than feeling compromised and frustrated within the system, she now spends the majority of her time trying to affect change from the outside - as an engaging speaker and as an advocate for better conversations around crime, justice and mental health. She is a patron of the National Centre for Domestic Violence and Talking2Minds and, as a victim of stalking herself, acts as a spokeswoman for the Suzy Lamplugh Trust's stalking-related campaigns.

Kerry is the person the TV networks turn to for expert commentary. Highly respected and known for her knowledgeable but personable delivery and sparky personality, she has contributed to numerous high-profile documentaries. These have been shown on BBC, ITV, C5, The History Channel, Discovery, CBS Reality, The Crime & Investigation Network, BBC International and more. She is also 'The Profiler' in the award-nominated series Faking It. Twitter: @KerryDaynes.

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