Lying Beside You

Hardback edition released 23/06/2022

by Michael Robotham

Part of the Cyrus Haven Series

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LoveReading Expert Review of Lying Beside You

A full-on humdinger of a plot paired with smart punchy writing ensures this thriller is one heck of a satisfying read.

Powerful and addictive reading heaven. Cyrus is called in to help investigate the case of a missing woman while preparing for the release of his brother from a secure psychiatric hospital. If you haven’t yet met Cyrus and Evie then I would advise starting with the first in the Cyrus Haven series Good Girl, Bad Girl, which I absolutely adored and was chosen as the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger winner for 2020. We are now at book three, and I have camped out for each new addition. I read Lying Beside You in one absolutely thrilling sitting, I was as hooked as a hooked thing can be. Cyrus and Evie are equally fascinating, the separate traumas from their childhoods create an invisible thread that ties them together. The calm and the storm that they individually offer shapes an unforgettable pairing that is one of my favourites in the book world. Michael Robotham knows how to capture and hold the readers interest as Cyrus and Evie tell their own stories in alternating short sharp shocks of chapters. The other characters feel fully fleshed even if only on the page for a short time and oh, how I absolutely loved the addition of Elias to the tale, someone who has been a shadowy figure until now. The pace of the plot is brilliantly handled, and while I wanted to gallop through as quickly as I could, there are undercurrents of empathy and compassion that hold you to the here and now. Lying Beside You is just as good, just as compelling and ferociously readable as the first two in the series, and joins them as a LoveReading Star Book.

Liz Robinson

Lying Beside You Synopsis

The brand-new thriller from Richard and Judy Pick author and six-million copy bestseller. 

Twenty years ago, Cyrus Haven's family was murdered and only he and his brother survived. Cyrus because he hid. Elias because he was the killer. Now Elias is being released from a secure psychiatric hospital and Cyrus, a forensic psychologist, must decide if he can forgive the man who destroyed his childhood. As he prepares for the homecoming, Cyrus is called to a crime scene in Nottingham. A man is dead and his daughter, Maya, is missing. Then a second woman is abducted. The only witness is Evie Cormac, a troubled teenager with a gift for knowing when people are lying. Both missing women have dark secrets that Cyrus must unravel to find them - and he and Evie know how the past can come back to haunt you.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780751581577
Publication date: 23rd June 2022
Author: Michael Robotham
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 400 pages
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense
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Michael Robotham Press Reviews

'Compulsively readable . . . A nail-biter' - Linwood Barclay

'The sort of thriller that pins you to your seat until you've finished it: a proper heart-pounding mystery with unforgettable characters and compelling twists' - Jane Casey

'Michael Robotham is one of the most accomplished thriller writers in the world right now. Superbly paced, intricately plotted and packed with characters that leap off the page. Sensational' - M.W. Craven

'I devoured Lying Beside You in two sittings. What a terrific writer and a fantastic read - pacey, spare and engrossing' - Ajay Chowdhury

'I loved Lying Beside You. Michael Robotham is such a wonderfully perceptive writer; rich, real characters who are constantly surprising . . . I could read about these two forever' - Alex Marwood

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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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