Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760783259
  • Format: Audiobook
  • Pub Date: 11/09/2018
  • Category: Biography & True Stories / True crime
  • Imprint: Macmillan Australia Audio
  • Price: $40.00

Nurses and neighbours, partners and parents - all murderers who shocked Australia with the severity of their crimes. But what makes them tick?

Society couple Michael O'Neill and Stuart Rattle had it all - their lavish country property, their interior design business - until Michael bludgeoned Stuart to death with a cooking pan. Akon Guode intentionally drove into a lake, leaving three of her children trapped in the car to drown. Geoff Hunt, pillar of the local community, shot dead his wife and their three children before killing himself. From feuds on the farm to the infamous Lindt Café Siege in Sydney, Mind Behind the Crime profiles Australia's most horrific, and often most unlikely, killers.

Renowned psychologist Dr Helen McGrath and prolific journalist Cheryl Critchley, authors of the bestselling Why Did They Do It?, join forces again to unpack the crimes and discover the personality disorders of the perpetrators. They use psychoanalysis and scientific methodology to uncover the circumstances and motives of our country's most notorious murderers, and to really understand the mind behind the crime.

Author Information

Professor Helen McGrath has worked for many years as a counselling psychologist in both a hospital setting and in private practice. She has also lectured for many years on a range of topics in psychology and educational psychology at Deakin University, and run hundreds of workshops for educational and health professionals on key aspects of psychology. She is currently an adjunct professor at both Deakin University and RMIT University. Helen has also been involved in the development of a number of Australian national and state frameworks related to the promotion of mental health and the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. She is the author/co-author of 22 books for psychologists, other professionals and the general community, including Difficult Personalities and Bounce Back! A Positive Education Approach to Wellbeing, Resilience and Social-Emotional Learning.