Octopus imprint Endeavour publish Kerry Daynes' second book What Lies Buried: A Forensic Psychologist’s True Stories of Madness, the Bad and the Misunderstood.
Claudia Connal, publishing director at Endeavour, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Jonathan Conway at Jonathan Conway Literary Agency, on behalf of Sylvia Tidy-Harris at Tidy Management.
In her second book, the forensic psychologist and author of The Dark Side of the Mind (Endeavour, 2019) will open up the case files of some of her most perplexing clients to uncover what lies buried behind the most strange and disturbing behaviour.
The synopsis explains: "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, challenging our notions about who, and what, is dangerous."
Connal said: "We are thrilled to be working with Kerry again. What Lies Buried will have all the key ingredients that made readers fall in love with The Dark Side of the Mind: edge-of-the-seat gripping stories, intriguing characters, and Kerry’s trademark sense of humour, paired with her wise analysis of the human condition."
Daynes commented: "I am grateful to be able to tell more stories that shine a light on the real, often surprising, nature of the people I work with. The question 'Are they mad or are they bad?' is embedded in the public consciousness and lies at the heart of forensic psychology practice, but human beings are so much more. I believe that their stories reveal something about us all and show that there is truth and hope to be found, even in the darkest of places."