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  • What Lies Buried

  • A Forensic Psychologist's True Stories of Madness, the Bad and the Misunderstood
  • By: Kerry Daynes
  • Narrated by: Sara Poyzer
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Biographies & Memoirs, True Crime
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (218 ratings)

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Summary

The sensational new book from the author of the Sunday Times best seller The Dark Side of the Mind.

LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION AWARD.  

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 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 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.

©2021 Kerry Daynes (P)2021 Octopus Publishing Group

Critic reviews

"Pacy and gripping. Daynes uses her trademark mix of humour and humanity to shine a light on those we rarely get to hear from. A brilliant, important and sensitive book." (Sarah Langford, best-selling author of In Your Defence)

"Kerry's dedication (and impressive ability) to read between the lines and cast aside prejudice, going beyond the question she is so often asked in her profession: 'Are they mad or bad?'" (Daily Mail

"Kerry is an absolutely brilliant storyteller. I found this book challenging my preconceptions about the criminal mind with the turn of each page." (David Robson, author of The Intelligence Trap)

"What Lies Buried is a towering achievement. Kerry takes us deep into the minds of the disturbed and dangerous and challenges our very humanity. As gripping as any thriller. Her dry wit and humour keeps it real." (Barbara Machin, screen writer and creator of Waking the Dead)

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Loved it! Brilliant insights to an amazing and diverse career. I couldn't switch it off until I'd finished it.

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A superb second book but . . .

This is a superb second book - going some way to satiating my hunger left from the first book BUT the change of narration pace and additional personal opinion/quips and drama are unnecessary. I liked the slightly 'dry observer' narration of the first book and it came as a bit of a shock when the same narrator is suddenly acting like my best mate down the pub instead of a voice of authority. I'm guessing the publisher wanted more personality and on a level it does work, but I would have preferred the same approach to the first book. Less drama, more information, memories and details. Still a really excellent listen and I'll still thoroughly recommend.

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Loved this insightful, compassionate book 📚

Love Kerry! Kerry is an amazing, compassionate and intelligent lady.
This book is well written and read to the highest standard. Kerry and Sara the reader keeps it interesting, informative and connects you all the people involved in the book. I enjoyed the humour too!
I will enjoy listening to her next two books on audio. ❤️👏🏻🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟📚

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Amazing!

Left again wanting more and hoping some of the people featured in this book find peace. Great narration.

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Extremely interesting and insightful

I really enjoyed listening to this. It’s such an insight into the work that forensic psychologists do but also their clients. I find Kerry’s view on the pathology of mental illness and the giving of diagnostic labels refreshingly different, especially from such an experienced professional. I can’t wait for the next book!

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Truth is stranger than fiction

An excellent listen, I couldn't put it down! This reads like the best crime fiction has to offer, with a selection of interesting, heartfelt, and insightful stories that always end in a place completely different than your expectations led you to believe. It truly gives you an insight into how complex and human everyone is, even those often written off by the general public as mentally ill or criminal by nature.

I warmly recommend this to everyone but there are certainly some upsetting topics that you might want to avoid if you don't feel up to it. The author handles the topics with respect and is never more descriptive than she needs to be but she also does not shy away from some of the most uncomfortable subjects from her line of work.

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LOVED IT

So easy to get into, and such a good listen despite the nature of the stories

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worth a listen

I did enjoy this book although I found each story was dragged out, without a huge amount of information.

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Fascinating & Thought provoking

This book is moving, fascinating, though provoking and at times amusing. It is portrayed honestly and I can't remember another book that has literally made my hair stand on end, see story of the lady in the last chapter.

Would highly recommend if you have any interest in psychology, crime or humanity.

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I wasn’t expecting wokeness

I was enjoying this book until the author suddenly turned woke when it came to the prison chapter, absolutely one sided view of Racism. Very disappointed.