The Dark Side of the Mind

Author: Daynes, Kerry

Publication Date:

May 2019



Original language and publisher

English | Cassell

Territories Handled

Germany, Netherlands, Scandinavia

Territories Sold

Poland (Otwarte)
Portugal (Bertrand)
Romania (Corint)
Russia (Eksmo)
Japan (Seidosha)
Taiwan (BWP)
Sweden (Nona)



The Dark Side of the Mind

Author: Daynes, Kerry


‘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

‘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

‘Kerry Daynes delves into the minds of psychopaths in a fascinating memoir.’ Katya Edwards, Daily Mail

‘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

‘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, author of Blood Orange

‘Kerry Daynes writes with knowledgeable insight on a side of people – and the criminal system that purports to treat them – that many would prefer to leave alone. The humour and psychological skills that have enabled her survival shine through.’ Jessica Fellowes, author of The Mitford Murders

Welcome to the life of the forensic psychologist in all its frustrating, conflicting and just occasionally life-affirming reality. If you enjoyed Unnatural CausesWhen the Dogs Don’t Bark and Prison Doctor you’ll love Kerry’s gripping account of her experience as a forensic psychologist.

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.

Marketing Information

  • Over 80,000 copies sold in the UK, and continues to sell strongly
  • #1 of all books on Amazon UK(over 2500 reader reviews on Amazon UK, mostly of 5*)
  • Dramatic rights optioned by a major production company