Thanks to Random House Australia here is your chance to win a copy of Leah Giarratano's new book 'Voodoo Doll'.Evil will find its way in...
Psychopathy: a psychological construct that describes chronic immoral and antisocial behaviour.
So, are you a psychopath? Turn over to find out!
VOODOO DOLL is the thrilling follow up to Leah Giarratano's break out bestselling debut, VODKA DOESN'T FREEZE, released last year. In VOODOO DOLL Leah takes us into the minds of sexual and violent offenders, drawing on her vast experience as a psychologist specialising in psychological trauma and psychopathy.
Leah has had many years experience assessing psychopaths and treating their victims. She has worked in psychiatric hospitals, with the defence force, and in the corrections system with offenders who suffer severe personality disorders.
She has assessed and treated survivors of just about every imaginable psychological trauma, including hostages; war veterans; rape, assault, and accident victims; and has worked with police, fire and ambulance officers.
VOODOO DOLL, Leah's second novel following VODKA DOESN'T FREEZE, sees the return of Sergeant Jill Jackson, who has been promoted and is stronger than she's been in years. But with the promotion comes a transfer to a taskforce targeting gang-related home invasions in south western Sydney, a new partner, a whole new team to work with, and some of the grisliest cases Jill's ever encountered.
The gang is believed to be responsible for at least five brutal home invasions over the past two months, with the most recent culminating in a vicious machete attack that has left one of the victims crippled. When the violence escalates to murder, suddenly Jill and the team find themselves hunting a psychopath, and delving into the pasts of victims and witnesses in a race against time to uncover what links them to the killer...
Leah Giarratano lives in Sydney
Random House Australia
Author: Dr Leah Giarratano
RRP $32.95 Hare Psychopathy Checklist:
In the forensic and behavioural sciences, Robert D Hare's Psychopathy Checklist is a psycho-diagnostic tool often used to assess Psychopathy.
For each characteristic that is listed, the subject is given a score: 0 for "no," 1 for "somewhat," and 2 for "definitely does apply." (Please note that Dr. Hare does not advise that the layman use this checklist for "diagnosing" friends and family; this checklist, however, does give you a good idea how it is used).
1. Glibness/superficial charm
2. Grandiose sense of self-worth
3. Need for stimulation/proneness to boredom
4. Pathological lying
6. Lack of remorse or guilt
7. Shallow affect
8. Callous/lack of empathy
9. Parasitic lifestyle
10. Poor behavioural controls
11. Promiscuous sexual behaviour
12. Early behaviour problems
13. Lack of realistic, long-term plans
16. Failure to accept responsibility for own actions
17. Many short-term relationships
18. Juvenile delinquency
19. Revocation of conditional release
20. Criminal versatility www.femail.com.au/voodoo-doll.htm