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Kerry Daynes

"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

Kerry Daynes is a Consultant Forensic Psychologist who works with some of Britain’s most complex and challenging criminals in prisons and secure hospitals. She is often invited to act as psychological specialist in major police investigations, and is a Trusted Advisor to the British Government regarding the safe management of high-risk individuals.

Kerry has lectured in Applied Psychology at Manchester University, and is frequently asked to contribute to the media; she has been featured in numerous press articles, and appears regularly on international television networks including The History Channel, Discovery, CBS Reality, The Crime & Investigation Network and BBC International.

Kerry is an advocate for better conversations around mental health. Her philosophy is that supreme self-esteem, deep connections with others and the pursuit of achievement are the keys to wellbeing. Kerry is proud to be a Patron of two charities, the National Centre for Domestic Violence and Talking2Minds, which helps treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in current and ex-members of the military and emergency services.


Books by Kerry Daynes

What Lies Buried: A forensic psychologist’s true stories of madness, the bad and the misunderstood

Rights : Endeavour / Hachette UK (UKCexC)

The much-anticipated new book from the author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Dark Side of the Mind

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.

If you enjoyed The Dark Side of the Mind, Unnatural Causes and The Prison Doctor, you will be captivated by What Lies Buried.

The Dark Side of the Mind: True Stories from My Life as a Forensic Psychologist

Rights : Octopus / Hachette UK (UKCexC), Otwarte (Polish), Bertrand (Portuguese), Eksmo (Russian), Seidosha (Japanese), BWP (Taiwan)

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.