Riveting stories of madness, the bad and the misunderstood. The much-anticipated sequel to The Dark Side of the Mind from 'The Profiler' on Faking It: Tears of a Crime.
Kerry Daynes, leading forensic psychologist, takes us into the murky world of psychological investigation to uncover what lies buried. Each of her clients is classed as a 'mentally disordered criminal offender' whose psychological problems have contributed to them breaking the law.
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 and threatens to abduct them, or an aspiring serial killer who faints at the sight of blood, Kerry's quest is to delve beyond the classic question asked of forensic psychologists: '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.
If you enjoyed The Dark Side of the Mind, Unnatural Causes and The Prison Doctor, you will be captivated by What Lies Buried.
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, bestselling author of All That Remains, on The Dark Side of the Mind
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, bestselling author of Blood Orange, on The Dark Side of the Mind
Kerry Daynes delves into the minds of psychopaths in a fascinating memoir. - Katya Edwards, Daily Mail, on The Dark Side of the Mind
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, on The Dark Side of the Mind
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, on The Dark Side of the Mind
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.