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When She Was Good

by Michael Robotham

Part of the Cyrus Haven Series

Crime / Mystery Star Books Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on When She Was Good

This Liz Pick of the Month, is a thrilling yet thoughtful, highly charged read. Criminal psychologist Cyrus delves into the past of Evie, who was found hiding in a secret room after a murder six years ago. It’s the last thing Evie wants, as if Cyrus discovers the truth, death will soon start to hunt her down. This book follows on from Good Girl, Bad Girl (a particular favourite of mine), and boy is it shaping up to be an absolute belter of a series. If you haven’t yet read the first, you most definitely need to before starting here, as the development of the relationship between Cyrus and Evie is crucial. They both tell us their own stories in alternating short punchy chapters. This is a read where I was head down and totally absorbed. Evie as per the previous book, drew me in and I was desperate (like Cyrus) to find out what had happened to her. Michael Robotham deals with the crimes that are uncovered with consideration and compassion, yet we are left in no doubt as to their nature. I was on high alert throughout and the ending struck with an unexpected blow. When She Was Good comes out swinging after the fabulous first book in the series, and I can highly recommend it (just make sure you read Good Girl, Bad Girl first).

Liz Robinson

When She Was Good Synopsis

He thinks the truth will set her free. She knows it will kill them. A heart-stopping psychological thriller from the Number One bestselling author of THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS and THE OTHER WIFE

She has secrets.

Six years ago, Evie Cormac was found hiding in a secret room in the aftermath of a brutal murder. But nobody has ever discovered her real name or where she came from, because everybody who tries ends up dead.

He needs answers.

Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven believes the truth will set Evie free. Ignoring her warnings, he begins to dig into her past, only to disturb a hornet's nest of corrupt and powerful people, who have been waiting to find Evie - the final witness to their crimes. Unbeknownst to him, Cyrus is leading them straight to Evie. The truth will not set her free. It will get them killed.

From internationally bestselling, award-winning author Michael Robotham, this is the second explosive novel featuring the gifted criminal psychologist Cyrus Haven, introduced in GOOD GIRL, BAD GIRL.

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When She Was Good Press Reviews

Praise for Michael Robotham:

'He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul' Peter James

'Robotham is the real deal' David Baldacci

'One of crime's greatest practitioners . . . a ripper, suspenseful read' The Australian

'Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them' Linwood Barclay

'Michael Robotham has done it again - another accomplished crime novel unlike anything he has ever written before' Sydney Morning Herald

'Excellent' Literary Review

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780751573497
Publication date: 08/07/2021
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780751573466
Publication date: 28/07/2020
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780751573466
Publication date: 28th July 2020
Author: Michael Robotham
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 416 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Liz Robinson's Picks of the Month, Star Books, Thriller / Suspense,
Collections: Our Favourite Books of 2020,
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Crime & mystery,

About Michael Robotham

Before writing full-time Michael Robotham was an investigative journalist in Britain, Australia and the US. He is the pseudonymous author of 10 best-selling non-fiction titles, involving prominent figures in the military, the arts, sport and science. He lives in Sydney with his wife and 3 daughters. Find out more about Michael Robotham in our blog post.

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