An absolute belter of a thriller featuring criminal psychologist Cyrus Haven as he tries to find out what happened to Evie Cormac six years ago.
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).
THE GRIPPING SUMMER 2021 RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK A secret room. A silent girl. A shocking truth. Evie Cormac was found at a murder scene six years ago, hiding in a secret room. She has never revealed her real name, why she was in that house, or what she saw. Forensic psychologist Cyrus Haven wants to help the traumatised teenager. He thinks unravelling Evie's secrets will free her from the past. But he has no idea what he's about to unleash . . . __________ WINNER OF THE CRIME WRITERS' ASSOCIATION STEEL DAGGER FOR BEST THRILLER OF 2021 'What makes Michael stand out is how he invests suspense with such a strong emotional pull. No one else comes close' Linwood Barclay 'Never lets up on the suspense . . . Definitely Robotham's best to date' Globe and Mail 'Clever, intriguing and compelling, I loved this book' Rachel Abbott 'So good that I rationed my reading as I didn't want to finish it' ***** Reader Review 'Tense, immersive and riveting' ***** Reader Review 'Keeps your attention in a vice-like grip' ***** Reader Review A #1 FICTION BESTSELLER IN AUSTRALIA, AUGUST 2020 __________ PRAISE FOR MICHAEL ROBOTHAM'S THRILLERS: 'An absolute master' Stephen King 'Superbly exciting' Guardian 'He writes in a voice with a haunting sense of soul' Peter James 'Robotham is the real deal' David Baldacci 'Heart-stopping and heart-breaking' Val McDermid 'Will have you turning the pages compulsively' Times
|Publication date:||28th July 2020|
|Publisher:||Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 31/07/2022
Michael Robotham is a former feature writer and investigative reporter, who has worked in Britain, Australia and America. His debut thriller, The Suspect, introduced clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin and sold more than a million copies around the world. The nine-book series is being adapted for the screen by World Productions (makers of Line of Duty and Bodyguard), starring Aidan Turner. Michael's standalone thriller The Secrets She Keeps has also been the basis of two BBC TV series. He has twice won the prestigious UK Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel, as well as the Ian Fleming ...More About Michael Robotham