Masking Evil: When Good Men and Women Turn Criminal (Paperback)Carol Anne Davis (author)
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All of these men and women were in good professions... and all of them were hiding dark secrets.
Why do outwardly normal people commit horrendous crimes? In this collection of incisive profiles, veteran crime writer Carol Anne Davis turns the spotlight on men and women from respectable backgrounds who crossed the line into depravity. Whether a model pupil, a trusted member of the clergy or the chief of police, these otherwise ordinary people revealed their hidden capacity for the darkest crimes.
Over 35 profiles, including:The Sunday school teachers who killed their spouses in order to be togetherThe nurse who wanted a baby so badly that she cut one from another woman's wombThe trainee vet who tried to kill his ex-girlfriend's entire family out of jealousy
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'This page-turner covers a wide variety of personalities and motives, along with context for how these ordinary people become serial offenders, from paedophiles to serial killers. You'll no doubt be left wondering who among your acquaintances might be harbouring similar creepy secrets.' * Dr Katherine Ramsland, Psychology Today *
'Carol Anne Davis is an outstanding authority on true crime and Masking Evil is a fascinating, although chilling, study of criminals who shelter behind a mask of respectability. A book that is well worth reading for those who are interested in true crime and the psychology, not to mention a good source of plots for crime writers. An authoritative and very interesting book.' * Carol Weston, Promoting Crime Blog *