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The Devil You Know


This book is a bit off my usual path, but it was recommended by a friend and is absolutely fantastic.

UK forensic psychiatrist, Dr.


Gwen Adshead draws on thirty years’ experience of working with people who have committed serious offences. She presents the reader with a series of case studies, first outlining the offence and then exploring what motivated the person involved to commit their crime.

For me this book felt like a real lesson in empathy and humanity. It’s only through compassion that Adshead is able to help the offender unpick the often complex and unconscious thought processes that lead them to offend.


The Devil You Know appeared in Issue 4 in the Read section.