The Sociopath Next Door
Marth Stout, Ph.D.
Broadway Books 2005
Okay so I'm reading a little heavy this week. I'm actually preparing for my work in progress. Dr. Stout has several case studies that she goes into. What is great about this book, is that it doesn't really read like a text. It has mini stories, instead of describing a personality, she uses an example, like a scene of their life. I don't know if I explained that correctly.
Did you know that 1 in 25 ordinary Americans secretly has no conscience and can do anything at all without feeling guilty? That's what Dr. Stout states in her book, then goes on to give several instances to substantiate her findings.
This isn't a page turner to keep you up at night, however it is very interesting. If you're going to write a book about a killer with no conscience I highly recommend it. You'll get the information you need without the book putting you to sleep. It will actually entertain and at the same time alarm you.
As far as research material goes I give this a 5