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Making a Psychopath: My Journey into 7 Dangerous Minds by Mark Freestone

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The closest you can get to the most dangerous minds.

Find out what truly makes a psychopath, from the leading expert who helped to create Killing Eve’s Villanelle. Dr Mark Freestone has worked on some of the most interesting, infamous and disturbing psychopath cases of recent times and is now sharing his phenomenal insight.

Danny ‘the Borderline’ switches from grandiosity to rage to despair within minutes and killed his defenceless friend without explanation. Tony ‘the Conman’ prefers charm, intimidation and sexual abuse over physical violence and once tried to dupe someone into buying the Eiffel Tower. Jason ‘the Liar’ had a fantasy life that led to vicious murders around Europe and preys on those who see the good in people. Case by fascinating case, get to know seven of the most dangerous minds that Dr Freestone has encountered over the last 15 years; these are up close accounts of some of Britain’s most psychopathic criminals, and what can happen if you fall victim to their supreme powers of manipulation.

Exploring the many factors that make a psychopath, the complexities and contradictions of their emotions and behaviour, as well as an examination of how the lives of psychopaths develop inside and outside the institutions that are supposed to contain them, this book opens up a window into the world of those who operate in a void of human emotion ... and what can be done to control them.

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Goodreads rating: 3.53

Condition: Used - excellent 

Format: Paperback, 304 pages

Dimensions: 128 x 198 x 19mm, 210g

Publication date: 15 Oct 2020

Publisher: Ebury Press

ISBN-13: 9781529106541