Award-winning journalist Gary Nunn investigates psychics, mediums and astrologers to understand their uncanny, under-investigated and unregulated power.
Gary’s sister Taren consults mediums to process grief after a death in their family. Gary, concerned she’s being exploited, remains sceptical. When he reports on a clairvoyant’s link to a huge stockbroking firm collapse, personal questions become professional. Why do so many surprising people believe?
So begins a two-year investigation into the colourful world of psychic-mediums and sceptic activists. Gary tries out some psychics himself, sometimes with hilarious results. He hears about their secret influence over world leaders, CEOs, news editors and the criminal justice system. Believe in them or not, psychics can impact who will date you, befriend you and even who’ll hire you.
The Psychic Tests is a moving examination of trust, faith and connection. Strap yourself in – things are about to get weird.
‘Addictive and riveting…told with warm-hearted nous, humour and skill.’ GINGER GORMAN, author of Troll Hunting and investigative journalist.
‘Gary is the next Jon Ronson...funny, insightful and empathetic…has you gasping or laughing out loud.’ ROSIE WATERLAND
‘Sharp, insightful, authentic writing on a curious industry we’ve all wondered about at some point, seamlessly woven with Gary’s deeply moving personal narrative. There are moments in this wonderful story about human connection that will make you laugh out loud, shriek in shock and cry all in the same breath.’ PATRICK ABBOUD, journalist and broadcaster
‘Gary guides you through thus world of startling truths and shocking lies. A terrific, brave book.’ MIRIAM MAGOLYES