‘Whodunnit’ doesn’t matter so much, not to a forensic psychiatrist. We’re more interested in the ‘why’.
In his twenty-six years in the field, Richard Taylor has worked on well over a hundred murder cases, with victims and perpetrators from all walks of life. In this fascinating memoir, Taylor draws on some of the most tragic, horrific and illuminating of these cases – as well as dark secrets from his own family’s past – to explore some of the questions he grapples with every day:
Why do people kill?
Does committing a monstrous act make someone a monster?
Could any of us, in the wrong circumstances, become a killer?
As Taylor helps us understand what lies inside the minds of those charged with murder – both prisoners he has assessed and patients he has treated – he presents us with the most important challenge of all: how can we even begin to comprehend the darkest of human deeds, and why it is so vital that we try?
I preordered the paperback of this and was thrilled it arrived early.
This is a fascinating insightful book exploring the psyche of the killer. His writing is both informative but easy to follow.
I’m a psychology student and have been interested on the nature /nurture debate. This book explores this along with other concepts surrounding the mind.
This is a must for any crime fan . It was also great to read about local areas to me including the maudsley where I’ve been a outpatient for 3 years !
Highly recommend published 22nd July